RE-WATCH: Flawless SpaceX launch with 4 astronauts from Kennedy Space Center

Liftoff happened at 5:49 a.m. ET

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – paceX launched four astronauts from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early Friday morning on the company’s third mission carrying humans to the International Space Station.

As the second long-duration mission flying via SpaceX Crew Dragon, the four astronauts — two American, one Japanese and one European — make up the Crew-2 mission.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet launched Friday at 5:49 a.m. in the SpaceX Crew Dragon atop the Falcon 9 rocket.

The astronauts are now traveling in the Dragon Endeavour to the space station and will arrive Saturday morning.

If you missed the liftoff re-watch it at the top of this story.

See a recap of updates below from News 6 reporters at Kennedy Space Center leading up to and after launch:

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