SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up an historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company.
With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, with no assistance needed.
“We copy, docking is complete,” said a member of the crew.
“It’s been a real honour to be a small part of this nine-year endeavor since the last time a United States spaceship has docked with the International Space Station.”
Edited by Jesus Chan
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