Kennedy News

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Michael Braukus
Headquarters, Washington

Josh Byerly
Johnson Space Center, Houston

May 4, 2012
RELEASE : 12-149
NASA Issues Statement on New SpaceX Launch Date
WASHINGTON -- In response to today's SpaceX announcement finalizing a new target date for the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, NASA issued the following statement from William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations at the agency's Headquarters in Washington:

"After additional reviews and discussions between the SpaceX and NASA teams, we are in a position to proceed toward this important launch. The teamwork provided by these teams is phenomenal. There are a few remaining open items, but we are ready to support SpaceX for its new launch date of May 19."

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