Tuesday, March 13, 2012

SpaceX Hopes to Launch Dragon on April 30

Florida Today reports that a SpaceX executive said today the company hopes to launch its Dragon spacecraft April 30 to the International Space Station.

SpaceX hopes to be ready to launch a Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral on April 30, putting the unmanned spacecraft on course to reach the International Space Station on May 3.

Company President Gwynne Shotwell discussed the plans at the Satellite 2012 conference in Washington, D.C., according to Twitter messages from attendees.

NASA says no official target date will be set until a flight readiness review now planned April 12.

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