BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The countdown is on for a second attempt to launch two American astronauts into space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
NASA officials said in a news conference Friday that it aims to launch the rocket Saturday at 3:22 p.m. as scheduled, after the launch was scrubbed due to weather on Wednesday.
Officials said Saturday’s weather is forecast to be 50% favorable for the launch from Kennedy Space Center.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said delaying launch to Sunday is a possibility when latest weather forecasts are updated Friday afternoon.
If the launch is pushed to Sunday, it is to be scheduled for 3 p.m. Officials said the weather is 60% favorable for a Sunday launch.
Channel 9 will show the launch live on air and on its website.
The WFTV Facebook page also will live stream the launch.
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