SpaceX reschedules space station resupply launch

Apr 04, 2014
This Tuesday, March 26, 2013 file photo provided by NASA shows the release of the SpaceX Dragon-2 spacecraft from the International Space Station. A delayed supply run to the International Space Station is now set to launch April 14, 2014. The private company SpaceX will be making its fourth trip to the space station from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch was postponed twice in March, the last time because of an electrical short on Air Force ground equipment. NASA announced the new launch date on Friday, April 4, 2014. The moon is at background center. (AP Photo/NASA)

A delayed supply run to the International Space Station is now set to launch April 14.

The private company SpaceX will be making its fourth trip to the space station from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch was postponed twice last month, the last time because of an electrical short on Air Force ground equipment.

NASA announced the new launch date on Friday.

The unmanned capsule, called Dragon, will bring up legs for the station's , a grow lamp for vegetables in orbit and 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments.

The California-based company will also test landing legs for the return of the first stage of the Falcon.

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philw1776
5 / 5 (1) Apr 05, 2014
The landing legs will help improve 1st stage fuel sloshing stability for retrofiring. The "landing" will be on open ocean. Onboard camera view should be neat. Here's hoping that no endangered whales are hit! Sorry about the Russian trawler.

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