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WATCH: NASA, SpaceX launch Crew-5 mission to International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, Fla. — NASA and SpaceX launched a crewed mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

The Crew-5 launch lifted off at noon from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Officials said Crew-5 is carrying two NASA astronauts – Mission Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann and Pilot Josh Cassada – along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists, to the International Space Station.


The four crew members arrived at the Kennedy Space Center complex on Saturday, after their trip to Florida’s Space Coast was pushed back by Hurricane Ian.

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Despite the delay, the Crew-5 members completed a full rehearsal of the launch.

NASA and SpaceX confirmed Tuesday that they had completed a launch readiness review.

Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predicted a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.

Read: NASA, SpaceX’s Crew-5 arrives at Kennedy Space Center ahead of launch to space station

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