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UPDATE: NASA approves February launch of capsule to deliver supplies to space station

Published 12/09/2011, AP Aerospace Writer

The approval comes one year and one day after Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, became the first private business to launch a capsule into orbit and return it safely to Earth. On Feb. 7, SpaceX will attempt another orbital flight from Cape Canaveral. This time, the unmanned Dragon capsule will fly to the space station and dock with a load of supplies.

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