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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with ISS

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Safely and ahead of schedule, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, a crucial…
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Safely and ahead of schedule, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, a crucial milestone in SpaceX’s first mission to fly humans to orbit.
Their 27-foot Crew Dragon capsule, launched from Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, made contact with the orbiting outpost at 10:16 a.m. – a timeline just shy of the predicted 19-hour trek. Docking was completed 14 minutes later with “hard capture,” or an airtight seal between the ISS and Crew Dragon.
“It’s been a real honor to be a small part of this nine-year endeavor since a United States spaceship has docked with the International Space Station,” mission commander Hurley said. “This is an incredible time to be at NASA. Three new vehicles to be flown, continuing missions to low-Earth orbit, and then to the moon and Mars.

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