April 23, 2021

URGENT: SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft with Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley onboard on Nasa’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission approaching to dock to the International Space Station on Sunday. Photograph: Nasa Tv Handout/EPA

WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES – A SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Monday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions.

Soft Capture

“Soft capture” — the first part of the docking procedure — was completed at 11:01 pm (0401 GMT Tuesday), with the second part of the procedure set to happen a few minutes later. 

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