US company’s spacecraft launch delayed to Thursday

Washington (AFP) Dec 6, 2010 American company SpaceX will attempt Thursday to launch its first space capsule into orbit and back, in a key test for the future of commercial space flight as NASA winds down its shuttle program. Technical issues with the rocket, Falcon 9, caused the company to postpone the demonstration launch from Tuesday, according to SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell. “It looks like the first attempt


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