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Weather Scrubs NASA Resupply Mission, SpaceX Will Try Again Thursday

SpaceX's Falcon 9 CRS-18 launch was scrubbed Wednesday due to weather. Photo: SpaceX

SpaceX is poised to launch more than 5,000 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station. An attempt to launch the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the cargo Wednesday from Cape Canaveral was scrubbed due to weather. 

NASA pays private companies like SpaceX to resupply the station with science experiments, crew supplies and equipment.

Also on board: a new docking port. Once installed, it will allow more space vehicles to park at the space station.

SpaceX will attempt another launch Thursday at 6:01 p.m. ET, although forecasters said similar weather will threaten the launch. The next opportunity would be August.

It will be the third flight of the Crew Dragon capsule to the space station. After spending about a month attached to the station, it will return to Earth and splash down in the Pacific Ocean.

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Brendan Byrne

About Brendan Byrne

Space Reporter and 'Intersection' Producer

Brendan covers space news for WMFE, everything from rocket launches to the latest scientific discoveries in our universe. He hosts "Are We There Yet?", WMFE's space exploration podcast He also helps produce WMFE's twice-weekly public affairs show "Intersection," working with host Matthew Peddie to shape the ... Read Full Bio »