SpaceX Dragon Endeavour Docks to International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon Near ISS

The SpaceX Crew Dragon is pictured about 30 meters away from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour have arrived at the International Space Station.

The Crew Dragon arrived at the station’s Harmony port, docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT while the spacecraft were flying about 262 miles above the northern border of China and Mongolia. Following soft capture, 12 hooks were closed to complete a hard capture at 10:27 a.m. Teams now will begin conducting standard leak checks and pressurization between the spacecraft in preparation for hatch opening scheduled for approximately 12:45 p.m.

NASA Astronauts Aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken call down to mission controllers for a report on their second flight day aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Credit: NASA TV

NASA Television and the agency’s website are continuing to provide live continuous coverage of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

Behnken and Hurley made history Saturday as they became the first Americans to launch on an American rocket from American soil to the space station in nearly a decade. Their successful docking completed many of the test objectives of the SpaceX Demo-2 mission, and the rest will be completed as the spacecraft operates as part of the space station, then at the conclusion of its mission undocks and descends for a parachute landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

Aboard the space station, Expedition 63 Commander and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner are preparing to welcome Behnken and Hurley aboard the station.

Crew Dragon ISS Approach

Graphic explaining the Crew Dragon’s approach to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

1 Comment on "SpaceX Dragon Endeavour Docks to International Space Station"

  1. Nice info ‘s , thank everything in time and not annoying- it’s a nice experiance and good new’s at last –aheart break through since i watched in you-tube about launch just around 15 th min of long journy in capsule -best of luck for ever..and good return to mission sucessful.viewer-india west.thank’s.prax k.c.

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