Boeing's 787 takes flight

The much anticipated--and delayed--maiden voyage of Dreamliner has finally taken place.

Editor's note: This story went live immediately after the Boeing 787 took off. For a more detailed story of the Dreamliner takeoff from our reporters on location, click here .

It's up, up and away.

After years of planning--and several delays--Boeing's 787 is finally doing what it is supposed to do--fly.

Boeing first rolled out the 787, also known as the Dreamliner, at an event in July 2007 and the jet was supposed to make its maiden voyage last year. A machinists' strike and other problems, however, had led to several delays .

CNET's Daniel Terdiman and Kent German are in Everett, Wash., covering the event.

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