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SpaceX will try again Friday to launch cargo to ISS

SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.NASA confirmed the launch date Wednesday, two days after a last-minute rocket leak delayed the mission. Stormy weather, however, is forecast for Friday. Saturday is the backup launch date.Mission Control has rescheduled urgent spacewalking repairs because of the new launch time. Two U.S. astronauts, Rick Mastracchio and Steven Swanson, had been aiming for a Tuesday spacewalk to replace a backup computer that failed late last week.The prime computer has been working fine, but NASA wants to get a new backup installed outside the station as soon as possible. These computers control the pointing of the radiators and solar wings, among other things.The spacewalk will be either Easter Sunday or next Wednesday, depending on when — or if — the cargo ship flies.The Dragon contains more than 2 tons of supplies, including material that would prove useful for the repair, but is not essential...

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