Tuesday, April 14, 2015
SpaceX Scrubs Latest Launch, Tries Again Today
Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed its first launch attempt in its latest mission to the International Space Station on Monday due to weather, saying that the next launch opportunity for the Dragon is today at 1:10 p.m. SpaceX is launching another, Commercial Resupply (CRS) mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and will also attempt a landing of its reusable rocket booster on a small platform out at sea. SpaceX has so far launched six, successful missions to the International Space Station, halfway through a contracted 12 missions for SpaceX to demonstrate its ability to deliver cargo to and from the ISS. The latest mission will deliver more than 4,300 pounds of supplies, and more than 250 science and research experiments to the ISS, and return around 3,000 pounds of cargo--and trash--back from space.