After suffering a computer glitch at the launch pad on Saturday, May 19, the Falcon 9 rocket that must deliver the Dragon cargo capsule to low-Earth orbit is now scheduled to take off on Tuesday, May 22.
Both spacecraft were developed and built by Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), under a $1.6 billion Commercial Orbital Transportation Service (COTS) contract with NASA.
According to an announcement from officials at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Falcon 9 has a launch window on Tuesday, from 3:44 am EDT (0744 GMT) and again on Wednesday, at 3:22 am EDT (0722 GMT), Space
The Dragon is the first privately built spacecraft to attempt to dock with the International Space Station. If successful, it will certify that NASA was correct in financing the private sector, rather than continue its push to create its own spacecraft.