Unfortunately, the unmanned Dragon space capsule that was originally going to be launched into space on February 7th has been delayed to sometime in late March. Designed and built by Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, it is to be the first privately made spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station. SpaceX said that it was delayed for more engineering tests, "there are a few areas that will benefit from additional work and will optimize the safety and success of this mission." Spaceflight Now reports that issues with electromagnetic interference and the "rednezvous profile."

Assuming all goes well in March, the Dragon could begin providing supplies and even moving astronauts to and from the ISS. Now that the Space Shuttle program has been retired, NASA will need companies like SpaceX to be able to work with the ISS if it doesn't want to depend on other nations to bring astronauts in and out of orbit.