NASA's Orion spacecraft lifted off this morning from Cape Canaveral to the delight of NASA engineers, who had been forced to scrub the launch on Thursday after a trio of problems.
The Orion space capsule is seen as crucial step toward the dream on one day sending a manned mission to Mars.
Once it does lift off, NASA will be watching closely to see how Orion holds up to a series of stress tests in space.
A scheduled launch Thursday was postponed due to wind gusts, a stray boat in the launch zone and technical issues.
Stay with the ABC News live blog for the latest on the unmanned Orion mission.