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SpaceX Looking at May 19 or May 22 for Launch

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 04-May-2012
Updated: 04-May-2012 06:21 PM

SpaceX is targeting May 19, with May 22 as a backup date, for the delayed launch of its next demonstration flight as part of the commercial cargo program.

The launch has been delayed a number of times.   In an emailed announcement this afternoon, SpaceX spokeswoman Kirsten Brost Grantham said: 

 "SpaceX and NASA are nearing completion of the software assurance process, and SpaceX is submitting a request to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for a May 19th launch target with a backup on May 22nd.  Thus far, no issues have been uncovered during this process, but with a mission of this complexity we want to be extremely diligent."

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