CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) —The International Space Station may soon have some new cargo now that a private U.S. company has set a new date for launching a cargo ship to the orbiting outpost.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., better known as SpaceX, said Friday it was now aiming for a May 19 liftoff of its Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule. It will be the first commercial cargo run to the space station.READ MORE: Congressional Representatives Want To Reinstate Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program
The launch of the supply ship had been scheduled for Monday but was delayed for more software testing. The test flight is already three months late.READ MORE: Earth Day: Driftwood Middle School 'Green Team' Immersed In Environmental Wellness
NASA used to stockpile the space station through the shuttles, but the fleet was retired last summer. The space agency wants commercial providers to carry up supplies and eventually astronauts.
In the meantime, NASA is paying Russia to ferry astronauts to the space station.MORE NEWS: 'It's Going To Be A Lot Better': Key Largo Scuba Operation Recovering From Worst Of Pandemic
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