Take 2: SpaceX tries again to launch space station groceries
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX faces stormy skies for the second day in a row as it tries to launch a shipment of space station groceries.
The unmanned rocket is set to blast off at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Forecasters put the weather odds at 60 percent.
The SpaceX capsule holds more than 4,000 pounds of supplies ordered up by NASA for the International Space Station, much of it food.
Italy is sending up a special espresso machine for Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who’s been stuck with American instant coffee since fall. The Italians in charge of the project hope to revolutionize coffee-drinking in space.
SpaceX, meanwhile, hopes to transform the rocket business by landing a leftover booster on an ocean platform. This will be the third try.