SpaceX crew launch live updates: Rocket is fueling, astronauts set to liftoff at 3:22 pm ET

The Crew Dragon capsule sits on top of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., Friday, May 29, 2020.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX is going for its second attempt on Saturday to launch NASA astronauts after severe weather postponed the mission on Wednesday. The agency and space company are aiming to launch the Demo-2 mission at 3:22 p.m. ET.  You can read a full overview of the mission here.

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2:37 pm: SpaceX launch director gives ‘go’ call to begin fueling the rocket

The SpaceX launch director gave the “go” call to begin fueling the Falcon 9 rocket, with 45 minutes until launch. Next the company will arm the emergency escape system, two minutes before fueling begins. Just moments prior the launch director said that “weather is go at this time,” meaning that the predicted thunderstorms in the region are holding off.

2:22 pm: One hour to go until launch, tune into the webcast below

12:58 pm: NASA chief Bridenstine says thunderstorms may clear before launch

12:42 pm: Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley get into the spacecraft

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley took an elevator up to the top of the tower at launchpad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The astronauts walked out to the end of the crew access arm, 255 feet above the ground, and then got into the Crew Dragon spacecraft, where they got strapped in to their seats.

12:25 pm: Astronauts arrive at the launchpad

With less than 3 hours to go until launch, Behnken and Hurley arrived at launchpad 39A, where the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are waiting to launch them into space.

Crew Dragon astronaut Doug Hurley acknowledges cheers en route to Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020.

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12:01 pm: NASA astronauts walk out and get into Tesla Model X

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley walked out of the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building and got in the Tesla Model X that will carry them to the launchpad.

11:22 am: NASA astronauts begin suiting up

11:00 am: NASA TV and SpaceX begin webcast

The agency and space company are together hosting nearly 24 hours of coverage of the first portion of the mission, from about four hours before launch until the spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station on Thursday.

9:00 am: Air Force forecast shows weather has 50% probability of delaying launch

7:34 am: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says they will attempt to launch on Saturday

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