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The Private Spacecraft Launch Was Moved To November.. / September 28, 2010 /

Starting private spaceship Dragon postponed from 23 October to early November 2010. It is reported portal SpaceNews citing an e-mail company representative SpaceX, which is developing a ship.

As stated in the letter, the delay of the start is the need to comply with the formal approval procedures, which are always held at start of spacecraft.

Dragon — this is an unmanned cargo ship that can deliver into orbit about three tons of various cargoes. In August 2010, specialists SpaceX conducted a final test vehicle — the space vehicle dropped from a height of 4.2 kilometers, to test his parachute systems.

Bring the ship into space should rocket Falcon-9, which was also created in the company SpaceX. The first successful launch of the launch vehicle in this series was held in June 2010.

Development Program of the American space suggests that private spaceships and launch vehicles will be the main space travel after the shuttle program will be completed. The last time the space shuttle must travel to the ISS in February 2011.

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