Kennedy News

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington

Josh Byerly
Johnson Space Center, Houston

April 24, 2012
RELEASE : 12-133
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:

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:

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