On May 2, SpaceX announced that the May 7 launch would likely be delayed. Yesterday NASA issued a statement, which we have provided in its entirety below, resetting the launch to May 19, 4:55 am, EDT.
NCESSE has contacted all SSEP delegations that were scheduled to travel to the launch on May 7 to see if they can change their plans to accommodate the new launch date and time. Any SSEP families and teachers that could not attend the May 7 launch but wish to attend the rescheduled May 19 launch should contact NCESSE.
NOTE: this is going to be a night launch – which is spectacular.
The Launch Viewing Plan for SpaceX Dragon page has been updated, and the countdown clock reset for May 19, 4:55 am EDT.
RELEASE: 12-149 NASA ISSUES STATEMENT ON NEW SPACEX LAUNCH DATE WASHINGTON -- In response to today's SpaceX announcement 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." For more information on the flight, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/spacex For more information on the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station For NASA TV streaming video, scheduling and downlink information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv -end-