Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SpaceX Dragon set to make cargo run to ISS in October

A glitch with a Russian spacecraft has helped clear the way for a private capsule's first contracted cargo flight to the International Space Station early next month, NASA officials say.
Russia's Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft 
was originally set to launch three astronauts toward the station on Oct. 15. But the Soyuz's liftoff will be delayed by about a week while technicians install a replacement part to fix a technical issue, Russian space officials announced Sunday.
The window is thus open fairly wide forSpaceX's Dragon capsule 
to blast off in the first two weeks of October.