WATCH: Crew-7 successfully blasts off from Space Coast

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Following a late-night scrub early Friday morning, NASA and SpaceX are gearing up for its next launch window of Crew-7.


Crew-7 will lift off at 3:27 a.m. on Saturday.

See our live updates below:

3:35 a.m. update: Crew-7 successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral early Saturday morning following a scrub that postponed it by a day.

Watch the launch again in the tweet below:

2:50 a.m. update: The crew access arm has retracted.

2:10 a.m. update: The Dragon’s hatch has closed a few hours ahead of the Crew-7 launch.

1 a.m. update: The crew officially arrived on Launch Complex 39A earlier ahead of boarding the Dragon.

9:30 p.m. update: As of 9:30 p.m., the weather for the launch was 95% favorable, SpaceX tweeted.

Officials indicated there were a couple of open technical items that required a bit more analysis, so they made the decision to stand down for 24 hours.

READ: Astronauts, teams getting final touches ready for Crew-7 launch

The Crew-7 members include NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Russian cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov.

Crew-7 will use a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to reach the International Space Station.

The Crew-7 launch will be the third crewed launch of the year from Florida’s Space Coast.

READ: Crew-7: Meet the astronauts who are headed to space

The research for Crew-7 includes a study of human response to different spaceflight durations as part of their 6-month science mission.

Count on WFTV.com and Eyewitness News to bring you live coverage of the Crew-7 launch when it happens.

PHOTOS: Crew-7 rocket launch

READ: Scrubbed: NASA, SpaceX reschedule Crew-7 launch

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.