As we get even closer to launch hour, the Alliance Delta IV Heavy and Orion spacecraft have been moved away from the Mobile service tower at Space Launch Complex 37. Both rockets and spacecraft are pointed to the skies and are ready to go.

The weather has been favorable and according to forecasts will be during launch as well, the NASA engineers has also clearly conveyed that there are no technical concerns at this point in time. The liftoff will remain on schedule for 7:05 a.m. EST, the opening of a 2-hour, 39-minute window.

NASA will providing event coverage of the mission from 4:30 a.m. EST of the countdown and flight of Orion, and can be streamed from .