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Monday’s SpaceX Launch Cancelled; Next Opportunity is April 18

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Update: Monday’s launch was cancelled because of a helium leak. The next window for launch is this coming Friday, April 18.

Original story: SpaceX is launching a rocket this afternoon. The live webcast begins at 12:45 PST and the launch itself is scheduled for 1:58.

NASA TV is streaming coverage:



Live streaming video by Ustream

The Dragon spacecraft is headed for the International Space Station. The unmanned mission is delivering cargo, including scientific experiments from NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley.

SpaceX, owned by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, is a private space company. You can learn more about private space exploration in our TV special, Silicon Valley Goes to Space.

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Molly Samuel joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Before becoming KQED Science’s Multimedia Producer, she was a producer for Climate Watch. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She was a fellow with the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism and a journalist-in-residence at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center. Molly has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.