Crew Dragon Docks to Space Station

The SpaceX Crew Dragon
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 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.

Follow along with mission activities and get more information at: https://blogs.nasa.gov/station. Learn more about commercial crew and space station activities by following @Commercial_Crew, @space_station, and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the Commercial Crew Facebook, ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

31 thoughts on “Crew Dragon Docks to Space Station”

  1. Congratulations to all who have contributed to the flight of Dragon Endeavor. Godspeed their successful labors onboarding the ISS and their safe return.

  2. Hello from Germany .
    It was a hard and long way for the whole team .

    Congratulations 🙂 !!!

    I wish you all the best and good success for the future.

    Yours truly
    Reinhard Kaspers

  3. This is SO exciting to watch! I’m praying for the Astronaut’s to be safe & successful! I love hearing all the communications between the Astronauts & NASA & seeing how it all works together!

  4. Really all us geeks want to know if the stowaway Sparkle Dino will make an appearance on the space Station.

  5. Congratulations to all for a successful mission, so far!
    Mankind look forward to expanding the envelope.
    My deepest admiration for SpaceX for its fantastic growth and incorporation of new technologies into this Spacecraft.
    NASA, I pray you continue to inspire mankind for years to come!
    Well done!

  6. For me, absolutely mind bogglin’! Yes, congratulations to America. North America as well as to The Russian Federation and to all involved. I’m in awe. A kid again, Beautiful images. TECHNOLOGY FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

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