NASA ‘leaning on’ SpaceX to keep ISS supply lines open

January 6, 2015 6:30 AM

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The Dragon spaceship poised for launch Tuesday will carry more than 2.5 tons of equipment for the International Space Station’s six-person crew, making the first U.S. supply delivery to the orbiting research complex since the crash of an Antares cargo rocket in October.

The space station is not in dire need of supplies, but NASA is eager to stock the complex with provisions, spare parts and experiments to keep the outpost and its crew going.

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