THE SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station after its historic launch.
Footage shows the astronauts docking at the ISS on Sunday.
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, the two astronauts on board, gave a thumbs-up as they arrived at the station around 19 hours after its launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
“Dragon arriving. Crew of Expedition 63 is honored to welcome Dragon and the commercial crew program to welcome aboard the International Space Station,” Nasa astronaut Christopher Cassidy said.
“Bob and Doug, glad to have you as part of the crew. Welcome,” Cassidy added.
Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the two astronauts on board the historic capsule.
From Earth, Nasa officials then welcomed the astronauts.
“This is Houston. Bob and Doug, welcome to the International Space Station, after your spectacular rendezvous in docking the first Crew Dragon vehicle, for the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle, you’ve completed a historic ride to the ISS and have opened up a new chapter in human space exploration” a voice said to the astronauts.
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