NASA, SpaceX move up Crew-3 rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA and SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch will now be happening the day before Halloween.

NASA officials confirmed the launch date has been moved up 24 hours for the next crewed mission to the International Space Station.

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The early morning Falcon 9 launch is set for 2:43 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The crew members will be NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron as well as European astronaut Matthias Maurer.

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NASA will offer more details about the mission and crew at two new conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.

Channel 9 will have continuing coverage of the Crew-3 launch on Eyewitness News.

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