SpaceX's 'Crew Dragon', the first manned spaceship in a private company, successfully docked on the ISS
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SpaceX, a private space development company founded by Elon Musk, succeeded in launching Crew Dragon, the first privately-owned spaceship Crew Dragon as a private company on May 31. You can understand the history of the launch and how it was launched by reading the following article.
Launch movie & photo summary of America's first private spaceship by NASA and SpaceX-GIGAZINE
Crew Dragon, which was safely in orbit, started docking work on the ISS at 23:16 on the 31st. The docking of the Crew Dragon is fully automated, but a final test of the manual piloting feature is also done before docking.
Below is a video of the docking moment.
Crew Dragon is docked to the following parts of the ISS. The HTV-9, which is located near the Crew Dragon, is the Stork No. 9 launched from the 2nd launch point of the Yoshinobu Launch Point on the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan on May 21, 2020.
Mr. Hurley said of Crew Dragon's manual operation feel, 'I operated it like a simulator. Endeavour was very crisp and flew well.' The official name of the first civilian manned spacecraft that Mr. Harley and Mr. Benken rode is 'Crew Dragon C206', but the two people call it 'Endeavour (effort)'.
After that, Mr. Harry and Mr. Benken (both wearing black shirts) boarded the ISS at 2:02 the day after docking for about 3 hours, and both were NASA Chris, a crew member of the ISS. -We received a warm welcome and hug from Mr. Cassidy and Russian astronauts Anatoly Ivanisin and Ivan Wagner (wearing blue clothes).
Is The First This Time In Human History AttoNASA_Astronauts Have Entered The AttoSpace_Station From A Commercially-Made Spacecraft. AttoAstroBehnken And AttoAstro_Doug Have Finally Arrived To The Orbiting Laboratory In AttoSpaceX 'S Dragon Endeavour Spacecraft. Pic.Twitter.Com/3t9Ogtpik4— NASA (@NASA) May 31, 2020
Benken (second from right) asked, 'Have you slept well?' 'It was a bit of a challenge on the first night, but the Crew Dragon flew very smoothly and had good airflow inside. I had a great night, and it helped me and Doug sleep soundly for seven hours. '
Mr. Harley and Mr. Benken who have safely arrived at the ISS are planning to stay in space for up to 4 months.