SpaceX supply run to space station postponed

March 13, 2014
This Nov. 13, 2013 photo made available by NASA shows the Robonaut with legs at a lab in Houston. On Thursday, March 13, 2014, SpaceX delayed the Sunday, March 16 launch of a cargo ship until March 30. The unmanned Dragon capsule holds about 2 tons of space station supplies and experiments, including a pair of legs for the humanoid robot at the space station. Until now, Robonaut has been stuck on a pedestal. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Stafford, Ron Sykora)

The next supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed.

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a cargo ship from Cape Canaveral, Fla., before dawn on Sunday. But on Thursday, the private company said it needed more time and postponed the launch for two weeks, until March 30.

The unmanned capsule named Dragon holds about 2 tons of supplies and experiments. It will also take up a pair of legs for the humanoid robot at the . Until now, Robonaut has been stuck on a pedestal.

The delivery will be the fourth for the California-based company. It is one of two companies hired by NASA to take goods to the space station.

Explore further: First commercial cargo run to space station April 30

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