Falcon 9 Launch Delayed Until Fall


Florida Today reports:

SpaceX’s planned summer demonstration launch of the first Falcon 9 rocket has been delayed to the fall.

A combination of technical work and lack of documentation for the Air Force, which manages safety on the Eastern Range, created the delay. The launch has been scheduled for July and now will occur no sooner than October.

“It’s basically dealing with the complexities associated with lifting a new rocket off from a new launch site,” SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said.

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