Artists conception of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft in orbit
Aviation Week reports that SpaceX is rescheduling its late November launch of the first Dragon capsule to Dec. 7 to allow for more testing. The robotic freighter, designed to resupply the International Space Station, will be sent into space on a test mission aboard the second Falcon 9 rocket. The precise date will be impacted by the launch of the space shuttle Discovery, which was postponed last week until Nov. 30 due to technical problems. The Falcon 9/Dragon launch was originally scheduled for early November. SpaceX is also awaiting a landing permit from the FAA to return Dragon to Earth.
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