CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) — We have liftoff!! NASA’s long-awaited launch of Artemis I was successful.

After nearly eight months of back-and-forth, the new-age moon rocket officially launched at 12:47 a.m. Wednesday.

The launch was originally planned for Monday but was pushed back last week to Wednesday at 12:04 a.m. local time because of Hurricane Nicole.

The rocket weathered that storm on the launch pad though NASA administrator Jim Free said only minor damage from the storm, including a tear in an engine rain cover.

The launch is still expected to take place within its two-hour launch window, though NASA has said that a crew had arrived on the launch pad at 9:12 p.m. to address what the agency called a small hydrogen leak.

NASA said it has historically sent crews to the launch pad to conduct similar inspections in the past as needed.

The agency said the crew will enter the base of the mobile launcher to tighten connections to ensure the hydrogen valve used to replenish the rockets core stage remain tight.