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10/16/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2021 03:23

NASA's Lucy Ready for Launch atop Atlas V Rocket

Good morning, and welcome to launch day for NASA's Lucy spacecraft. The first space mission to explore a diverse population of small bodies known as the Jupiter Trojan asteroids will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Launch is targeted for 5:34 a.m. EDT, at the beginning of a 75-minute launch window.

The latest weather update from the 45th Weather Squadron remains at a 90 percent chance of favorable weather today for liftoff of the Atlas V rocket with NASA's Lucy spacecraft.

Today's launch blog originates from the NASA News Center here at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Follow the launch countdown and launch at