The Falcon Heavy rocket blasted off from NASA's historic Pad 39A earlier this morning.
If the shutdown continues, it may also affect the launch of a SpaceX communications satellite which is scheduled for January 30 launch from Cape Canaveral.
The launch pad 39A, where the Saturn V rocket was launched 45 years ago, will be the site for the Falcon Heavy launch.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday evening at 7.38 p.m. (local time) from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, delivering the satellite called the Intelsat 35e to a geostationary transfer orbit.
The mission marked the second time SpaceX has reused a first-stage rocket booster, which flings the payload toward orbit.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft lifted off on the company's Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
US space firm SpaceX has pushed back its first launch of a US military satellite after a "sensor issue" with the rocket triggered a 24-hour delay on Sunday.
US space company SpaceX aborted at the last minute the lift-off of its Falcon rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Saturday due to technical trouble.
A team of students from the Amity International School here has won the prestigious 20th Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition, 2015, held at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
Google's Street View project has been the search giant's attempt at allowing users to see various world locations within the comfort of their homes.
Last week, space shuttle Atlantis stepped down on the Kennedy Space Centre, wrapping up NASA’s 30-year long, glorious space mission history.
Space shuttle Endeavour on its farewell mission