Weather, range, and all systems are “green and go” for the launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, according to a livestream from the company.
This mission, dubbed Inspiration4, is the first orbital mission in the history of spaceflight to be staffed entirely by tourists or otherwise non-astronauts.
The company is targeting a launch at the opening of the window at 8:02 p.m. ET.
Rocket fuel is now being loaded into the Falcon 9 rocket, according to the livestream.
The retractable gangway the crew used to board the spacecraft has been pulled back and the emergency abort system for the Crew Dragon capsule has been armed.