SpaceX Rocket Finally Heading to Space Station

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A privately owned rocket is finally on its way to the International Space Station, after a last second delay on Saturday.

The unmanned Space-X Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from cape Canaveral, Florida early Tuesday morning.

And now, the spacecraft is on its way to the ISS, carrying with it, 13-hundred pounds of food, clothing and scientific experiments.

However, there are still a couple of big hurdles to overcome.  First, the Dragon space craft has to rendezvous with the space station, followed by a serious of check outs to make sure everything is working well.

Then, on Friday, astronaut Don Pettit, who’s currently on the station, will reach out with a robotic arm and grab Dragon, pulling it in very slowly to the the ISS.

For more on the Space-X program, click here.

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