SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday morning a little less than 19 hours after its historic launch from Florida.
The capsule autonomously attached itself to the space station in a “soft capture” at 7:16 a.m. Pacific time. “Hard capture” occurred about 10 minutes later, meaning the capsule firmly attached to the station via 12 latches to create an air-tight seal between Crew Dragon and the space station.
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken, who is aboard the capsule with astronaut Doug Hurley, gave a thumbs up moments after the hard capture occurred.
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