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Space station capsule problem appears fixed

The rocket is transporting the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station with a ton of supplies.

John Raoux/Associated Press

The rocket is transporting the Dragon capsule to the International Space Station with a ton of supplies.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial craft carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station ran into thruster trouble shortly after liftoff Friday. Flight controllers managed to gain control, but were forced to delay its arrival at the orbiting lab.

The earliest the Dragon capsule could show up is Sunday, a full day late, said top officials for NASA and the private company SpaceX.

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‘‘We’re definitely not going to rush it,’’ said SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk.

The Dragon, owned and operated by SpaceX, carries science experiments for the International Space Station as well as food and spare parts.

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