WATCH: NASA, SpaceX launch Crew-5 mission to International Space Station

NASA and SpaceX launched a crewed mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday.

The Crew-5 launch lifted off at noon from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Officials said Crew-5 is carrying two NASA astronauts – Mission Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann and Pilot Josh Cassada – along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists, to the International Space Station.

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The four crew members arrived at the Kennedy Space Center complex on Saturday, after their trip to Florida’s Space Coast was pushed back by Hurricane Ian.

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Despite the delay, the Crew-5 members completed a full rehearsal of the launch.

NASA and SpaceX confirmed Tuesday that they had completed a launch readiness review.

Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predicted a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.

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