First attempts always require a bit of patience. SpaceX’s fifth cargo mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back to December 19th. The launch was initially set for December 16th, but NASA opted to change the launch date to allow SpaceX “extra time to ensure they do everything possible on the ground to prepare for a successful launch.”
Next Friday’s launch will offer something never seen before. SpaceX will attempt to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket system on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.