WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Crew-8 Rocket Launch Set for Tonight from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

The instantaneous launch window is at 11:16 p.m. ET



WATCH LIVE: Watch live with us as a crew of four launch on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted at 11:16 p.m. EST (0416 UTC), Saturday, March 2.

SpaceX and NASA are targeting no earlier than Saturday, March 2 for Falcon 9’s launch of Dragon’s eighth operational human spaceflight mission (Crew-8) to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX and NASA are targeting no earlier than Saturday, March 2 for Falcon 9’s launch of Dragon’s eighth operational human spaceflight mission (Crew-8) to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The instantaneous launch window is at 11:16 p.m. ET, with a backup opportunity available on Sunday, March 3 at 10:53 p.m. ET

The Dragon spacecraft supporting this mission previously flew the Demo-2, Crew-2, Ax-1, and Crew-6 missions to and from the space station.

Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

During their time on the orbiting laboratory, the crew will conduct over 200 scientific experiments and technology demonstrations, including new research to prepare human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and benefit humanity on Earth.