NASA Issues Statement on SpaceX Launch Date

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NASA Issues Statement on SpaceX Launch Date

WASHINGTON — In response to SpaceX’s announcement that it has delayed launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft from April 30 to May 7, NASA issued the following statement from Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier:

“We appreciate that SpaceX is taking the necessary time to help ensure the success of this historic flight. We will continue to work with SpaceX in preparing for the May 7 launch to the International Space Station.”

For more information on the flight, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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