KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – SpaceX and NASA are targeting Wednesday to launch the next crewed mission to the International Space Station.

A prelaunch news conference is expected tonight at 7:30 p.m. News 6 will stream the news conference in the media player above.

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The four members of the Crew-5 team were supposed to arrive at Kennedy Space Center last week ahead of the October launch, but the arrival was delayed because of Hurricane Ian.

NASA and SpaceX pushed the launch back a few days and are now targeting Wednesday, Oct. 5, no earlier than noon.

NASA Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann and pilot Josh Cassada, and mission specialists Anna Kikina from Roscosmos and Koichi Wakata from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will head to the ISS for a six-month mission of science and technology research.

The crew arrived Saturday and got in a full day of rehearsing for the launch on Sunday.

After launch on Wednesday, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is expected to dock with the ISS on Thursday.

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