SpaceX and NASA Set 19 May 2012 Dragon Launch Date

SpaceX has requested a May 19th launch target date (0855 UTC) with a backup on May 22nd, from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

In response to this announcement from SpaceX, finalizing a new target date for the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft, NASA issued the following statement from William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington:

After additional reviews and discussions between the SpaceX and NASA teams, we are in a position to proceed toward this important launch. The teamwork provided by these teams is phenomenal. There are a few remaining open items but we are ready to support SpaceX for its new launch date of May 19.

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