CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | SpaceX Christmas delivery delayed by communication problem

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | SpaceX Christmas delivery delayed by communication problem

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A communication drop-out has delayed a Christmas delivery at the International Space Station.

A SpaceX capsule full of holiday goodies got to within 32 feet (10 meters) of the orbiting complex Saturday. But trouble with a communication satellite network forced a last-minute delay.

For safety, Mission Control ordered the Dragon capsule to back up to the 100-foot (30-meter) point. Communication temporarily dropped out, meanwhile, between the space station and ground controllers.

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