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It is on hold for now at NASA does not like this the first test flight of a privately built space ship to dock at the International Space Station.
Has been delayed unmanned dragon space capsule.
Set the launch February 7 it will happen and Tom Jones a former NASA astronaut Fox's.
Contributor he wrote the book sky walking astronauts memoir it's great to have your -- good morning to you.
Good morning -- what happened.
Testing delays this is a complicated mission for the SpaceX company and NASA.
NASA wants to be sure that all the safety measures are in place to prevent.
Any damage to the space station or its crew and SpaceX has to prove the case that it's gotta say spacecraft before they can -- humility -- you make the point this was not.
So you were anticipating this.
I was when you settle launch -- it's just a couple of months off and then you're flying the first trip.
Of this automated spacecraft to carry cargo commercially to the station they're bound to be some teething pains and I always thought they would have some slips -- -- a few days or weeks potentially this -- Go to April April -- a lot of people feared once you retire the shuttle program you know what are you going to use to get your supplies.
Back of the the International Space Station.
There were so much of riding on this flight now.
This is a critical.
This is concerned you.
It does because this space shuttle is retired with the promise that these commercial firms would come rapidly along.
And fill in the supply line gaps that we had with the shuttle retirement and this delay calls into question you know that technical competence of the company.
Of course we're gonna give them the benefit of the doubt they will solve these problems and launch but.
NASA strategy for getting the supply line back in order that's also call -- the question if this mission gets delayed too long or there's a failure.
So you think maybe April if not April apps that -- I think that they should delay until they're ready to go because -- consequences of the failure would be very damage great point.
Tom thank you we'll speak again OK keep and I had to weather headlines bring you back Tom Jones and Washington.
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