A halo forms around the top of the SpaceX Falcon 9 test rocket as launches from complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. A launch scheduled for Saturday will mark the first time a private company will send its own rocket to the orbiting International Space Station, delivering food and ushering in a new era in America's space program.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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It sounds like a routine event for NASA: At 4:55 a.m. Saturday, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and carry cargo — but no people — to the International Space Station.