SpaceX and NASA Target Oct.7th for resupply mission


“NASA managers, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) officials and
international partner representatives Thursday announced Sunday, Oct. 7, as the
target launch date for the first contracted cargo resupply flight to the
International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS)

International Space Station Program managers confirmed the
status and readiness of the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon cargo spacecraft for
the SpaceX CRS-1 mission, as well as the space station’s readiness to receive

Launch is scheduled for 8:34 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex
40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. A back up launch opportunity
is available on Oct. 8.

Media accreditation to view the launch now is
open. International media without U.S. citizenship must apply for credentials to
cover the prelaunch and launch activities by Wednesday, Sept 26. For U.S. media,
the deadline to apply is Wednesday, Oct. 3. “


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