WATCH: Crew-3 successfully blasts off from Kennedy Space Center following delays

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Update: Liftoff!

Crew-3 successfully lifted off from Kennedy Space Center Wednesday evening.

See the launch again in the video below:

PHOTOS: Crew-3 successfully blasts off from Kennedy Space Center following delays

Read our earlier coverage below:

It’s launch day for SpaceX and NASA’s Crew-3 mission.


Four astronauts are preparing to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday night.

NASA and SpaceX are targeting to launch the crewed mission at 9:03 p.m.


NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer will board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.

READ: Crew-3 mission: Here’s when to watch launch from the Space Coast

The launch has been delayed several times due to weather and a minor medical issue with one of the astronauts.

According to NASA, the Crew Dragon Endurance is scheduled to dock with the space station around 7:10 p.m. Thursday.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.