US space capsule launch set for Wednesday

Washington (AFP) Dec 7, 2010 A US company has received the go-ahead to launch its first space capsule into orbit Wednesday, in a key test for the future of commercial space flight as NASA looks to end its shuttle program. “It’s Go for launch,” NASA said in a tweet late Tuesday. “The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 is on for Wednesday. The window opens at 9 am (1400 GMT).” The launch by the US company SpaceX was postpo


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