NASA, SpaceX Declare Readiness For Station Cargo Mission

By Mark Carreau mark.carreau@gmail.com .
Source: AWIN First .

NASA and SpaceX, the agency’s front-running Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) partner, declared themselves ready for a late April launching of the first privately developed cargo mission to the International Space Station, following an April 16 Flight Readiness Review (FRR). The three-week flight test, a bid to regain some of the six-year-old NASA initiative’s lost ground by combining the objectives of what were previously considered separate Demo 2 and 3 missions, is scheduled for launch from Cape Canaveral on April 30 at 12:22 p.m. EDT, NASA and SpaceX announced as the Johnson Space Center hosted FRR drew to a close ...

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