‘It’s white-knuckle time:’ NASA chief stresses safety for Crew-8 astronaut launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — NASA leadership stressed safety above all else as the agency’s Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) prepares for launch.

Crew-8 will send three NASA astronauts and one Roscosmos cosmonaut to the ISS atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is currently scheduled for Friday (March 1) at 12:04 a.m. EST (0504 GMT). You can watch it live here at Space.com when the time comes.