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Delayed SpaceX Launch, How Long Can Space Station Go Without Resupply?

"We keep the Station well stocked," acting NASA Press Secretary, Stephanie Schierholz, told International Business Times, "Typically we keep enough supplies on board for about six months."

The station got its last resupply delivery in November from an Orbital ATK Launch so it’s currently in good shape in terms of supplies.

In addition to the SpaceX and Orbital ATK supply launches to the station, there have been three Russian Progress resupplies this year as well, said Schierholz.

The only other thing that the delayed delivery could potentially impact would be the science both on board the station and inside the payload that has yet to launch .

Currently the company is "Taking additional time for the team to conduct full inspections and cleanings due to detection of particles in 2nd stage fuel system," according to a tweet from SpaceX .

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