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SpaceX Launch To The International Space Station Reset For March 30



Published on 22 March 2014



by NASA

(WireNews)

Washington, D.C.

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SpaceX has confirmed it will target its next cargo mission launch to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, for 10:50 p.m. EDT, Sunday, March 30.

NASA Television launch coverage begins at 9:45 p.m. for the company's third contracted resupply mission to the orbital laboratory. A post-launch news conference will follow at approximately 90 minutes after liftoff. If for any reason the launch is postponed, the next launch opportunity is 9:39 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, with NASA TV coverage beginning at 8:30 p.m.

NASA TV also will air a prelaunch news conference at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A 2 p.m. briefing on the science and technology cargo being delivered to the space station by SpaceX will follow.

A March 30 launch would result in SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft arriving at the station on Wednesday, April 2 at approximately 7 a.m. NASA TV coverage of rendezvous and berthing will begin at 5:45 a.m. for a 7 a.m. capture. Coverage of Dragon's installation will begin at 9:30 a.m.

For an updated schedule of prelaunch briefings, events and NASA TV coverage items, visit:
http://go.nasa.gov/1dsh9dp.

For NASA TV schedule and video streaming information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv.

For video b-roll and other International Space Station media resources, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews.

For launch countdown coverage, NASA's launch blog and more information about the mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex.

For more information about the International Space Station, research in low-Earth orbit, NASA's commercial space programs and the future of American spaceflight, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/exploration.

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Posted 2014-03-22 17:11:00