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September 29, 2014

SpaceX to try launch again

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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014 12:00 am

SpaceX will once again attempt to send its Dragon spacecraft into outer space after a launch earlier this week was scrubbed due to a leak in the rocket. 

This will be the commercial space company’s third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. 

The launch had originally been set for Monday but before liftoff a helium leak was discovered in the Falcon 9 rocket. 

The launch was postponed to today at about 2:25 p.m. in Cape Canaveral, Fla.,

The Dragon spacecraft will deliver 5,000 pounds of science and research, crew supplies, vehicle hardware, and spacewalk tools, according to NASA. 

The equipment and supplies is needed to support the crew and the more than 150 scientific investigations planned over the next two expeditions, according to the space agency. 

 

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