SpaceX is taking another crack at delivering supplies to the International Space Station and landing the rocket on an ocean barge.
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The company’s unmanned Falcon rocket is set to blast off before dawn Saturday from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
On Tuesday, steering-system trouble halted the countdown at the last minute. A suspect motor was replaced.
The rocket holds more than 5,000 pounds (2,267 kilograms) of space station supplies. NASA needs the shipment more than ever because of a launch explosion last fall that destroyed another company’s supply ship.
Good weather is forecast for the 4:47 a.m. (947 GMT) launch.
Once Dragon is headed to the station, SpaceX will attempt to fly the first-stage booster to a platform in the Atlantic for a vertical landing. Such a feat is unprecedented.
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