Crew Dragon successfully docks at International Space Station
Washington D.C, Mar 3 : NASA-SpaceX partnered astronaut capsule, Crew Dragon, successfully attached to the International Space Station on Sunday after making 18 orbits around Earth since its launch.
The commercially built spacecraft's launch on Saturday was hailed as a major step towards resuming manned space flights. With no crew aboard but a mannequin named Ripley, this capsule is scheduled to return to Earth by Friday next week.
Furthermore, NASA plans on putting two astronauts on board by the end of the year if the test goes smoothly.
The @SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docked to the @Space_Station for the first time today. The spacecraft, designed to fly astronauts, is attached to the station's Harmony module as Earth rotates below, NASA Commercial Crew Programme tweeted on Sunday.
US President Donald Trump had earlier congratulated the team on Crew Dragon's launch, stating, We've got NASA rocking again. Great activity and success. Congrats to SPACEX and all!