NASA, SpaceX delay Crew-3 rocket launch one day, now scheduled for Halloween

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA and SpaceX’s Crew-3 rocket launch has been delayed by one day.

The launch to the International Space Station is now scheduled to take place early Halloween morning Sunday, October 31 at 2:21 a.m.

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NASA officials said the delay was to allow for additional time for spacecraft processing.

If the launch goes off as currently scheduled, astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and European astronaut Matthias Maurer would arrive at the space station early Monday morning.

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A backup launch time is set for Wednesday, November 3 at 1:10 a.m.

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