SpaceX Delays the First Launch of its Dragon Spacecraft to the ISS (Again)

Dragon on Approach to the ISS

Artist's renderingNASA/SpaceX

The first launch of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the ISS has been delayed yet again. No new date has been set, but the SpaceX apparently feels its Dragon could benefit from further testing and will not be ready for its scheduled February 7 launch. "We are now working with NASA to establish a new target launch date, but note that we will continue to test and review data," a SpaceX spokeswoman said in a statement today. "We will launch when the vehicle is ready." With the space shuttles retired, the unmanned Dragon is supposed to be NASA's next-gen transport to orbit capability.