UPDATE: 2nd planned rocket launch of the day scrubbed due to weather

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Update #2: SpaceX has announced it is standing down from the Falcon Heavy launch, the second of two launches planned for Friday.

An updated launch window was not immediately announced.

Update: The first of two planned launches for Friday successfully blasted off.

The Falcon 9 rocket′s first stage landed on the Just Read the Instructions droneship, SpaceX tweeted.

The second launch, a Falcon Heavy rocket, will now blast off at 8:26 p.m. after a slight delay,SpaceX tweeted

See our earlier story in the video above.

SpaceX is aiming to launch two rockets within two hours on Friday.


Crews are hoping the weather will allow them to launch from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

The first planned launch is a Falcon 9 rocket was originally planned for 5:12 p.m. but got pushed back to 5:42 p.m. and then to 6:12 p.m.

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SpaceX is also looking to launch its delayed Falcon Heavy rocket.

The Falcon Heavy will attempt to launch around 7:29 p.m. after several weather delays this week.

Watch: SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

Channel 9 will monitor both launches and provide live coverage on Eyewitness News.

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