X MARKS THE SPOT: SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks with International Space Station

THE SpaceX Crew Dragon with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard completed its historic mission by reaching the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday.

The spacecraft, which was flying at about 421 kilometres (262 miles) above the earth, was seen docking with ISS. It’s the first time a private company sent astronauts into orbit and the first launch of NASA astronauts from the US soil in a decade. Since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011 all manned launches to the ISS shifted to Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket is launch the Crew Dragon 2 reusable spacecraft with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral on Saturday. The first launch attempt was postponed due to weather conditions on May 27.

It’s the first time a private company sends astronauts into orbit and the first launch of NASA astronauts from the US soil in a decade. Since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011 all manned launches to the ISS shifted to Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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