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After patiently waiting, earlier this month we received an update from NASA regarding our scheduled Space-X launch. Given the current launch windows and constraints on all planned flights, the earliest chance to fly SpaceX-10 is mid-January of 2017, with a tentative date of January 22, 2017.
Flexibility is definitely required with launches since anything from weather to unexpected explosions or issues can offset the date. Even though planning for this type of trip can be hectic with the possibility of our date being change luring over our heads, good news is that this opportunity gives us time to make sure that we have everything in order. From making sure that our lab members have all of their forms and physicals submitted to getting the best deals on travel arrangements.
From henceforth we will focus all of our energy and efforts into making sure that everything goes off without a hitch and that our launch on January 22 is successful.