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NASA SpaceX launch: Crew-8's mission from Cape Canaveral scrubbed over weather conditions

NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 is once again delaying its launch over poor weather conditions. It was set to happen on Saturday March 2nd but is now being rescheduled for Sunday March 3rd. The launch already had to be postponed from its original scheduled date of Friday March 1st due to the weather.

Initially, NASA and SpaceX were targeting 11:16 p.m. EST on Saturday to launch the Falcon 9 rocket set to carry the four Crew-8 members aboard the Dragon Endeavour capsule from pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. It's now being moved to .

Before the mission was officially scrubbed, the Space Force's 45th Weather Squadron had already flagged that weather conditions weren't favorable pinning the odds of "go for launch" conditions at 40%, citing threats of precipitation, cumulus clouds and a moderate-to-high risk of poor ascent corridor weather. Better weather conditions are forecasted for Sunday providing hope that the launch will lift off tomorrow barring any unexpected hiccups.

When the launch does happen, the Falcon 9 is projected to fly in a northeasterly trajectory. The rocket's first-stage booster will target landing at Florida's Cape Canaveral Space Force Station 7 minutes, 38 seconds after liftoff, generating sonic booms in the nearby area.

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How to watch the NASA SpaceX launch

NASA says it will provide live coverage of the launch starting at 6:45 p.m. ET on Sunday. You can watch it live at the video at the top of the page or on NASA+ and . Additionally, to discuss how the mission went a few hours after the launch.

According to , will also carry the launch live on X, formerly Twitter.

Contributing: Emily DeLetter

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