Update 3:20 a.m. EDT May 3: NASA said it would attempt to launch SpaceX on Saturday at 2:48 a.m. EDT.
Original report: SpaceX is planning to launch thousands of pounds of supplies, research equipment and hardware to the International Space Station early Friday.
The launch announcement comes after SpaceX completed a static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket Saturday.
The rocket is set to blast off at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:11 a.m.
This launch will mark SpaceX's 17th mission under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract to send cargo to the International Space Station.
SpaceX originally targeted May 1 for the mission, but it was asked by NASA to move the launch to Friday.