NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission – IOTW Report

NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission


NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken boarded the International Space Station Sunday in the historic Demo-2 mission with SpaceX.

The hatch was opened at 1:02 p.m. ET. After making final preparations, the astronauts were warmly welcomed aboard the orbiting space lab by fellow NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of the Space Station’s Expedition 63 and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. Behnken was the first to enter the space station.

The SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft made its ‘soft capture’ docking with the International Space Station at 10:16 am ET after an almost 19-hour journey to the orbiting space lab. The space station was 262 statute miles above the border of northern China and Mongolia when the docking occurred. “Hard capture” docking was complete at 10:28 am ET with the full docking sequence complete about two minutes later. more here

14 Comments on NASA astronauts board International Space Station in historic SpaceX mission

  1. Got Home late from work Yesterday..Panicked ..and found the CBS feed

    just in time for lift-off….They kept cutting away from the launch..

    to Their “Anchor” and I missed the Booster self land….Plus some

    Ex-military Dude took a cheap shot at Trump….You know the Guy Who

    made this happen?

    It was still chilling…and I had a lump in My throat..I also did

    My perfect JFK imitation “We choose to go to the Moon”

    which was widely panned by My so called “Friends”

  2. I love the Moodies, Ghost.

    Tuesday Afternoon, The Story In Your Eyes, Nights In White Satin, Ride My See-saw, I’m Just A Singer, Gypsy, on and on and on….

  3. Good men and women all who did this great thing.
    God bless them and my thanks for their hard work and bravery.

  4. My son Ian thought I was the Moody Blues (I practice my voice and guitar almost every day). We were walking through a store when Ian was 5, or 6, and The Story In Your Eyes was played on the overhead. Ian told everybody, “My Dad is on the radio!”

    I was stammering explanations…

    He also thought I was Jethro Tull. HAA!

  5. Ian is 8 now. We were listening to the classic rock station in Springfield and Layla came on. About 15 seconds of it. It turned out to be a leader for the station identification. Ian GOT PISSED!

    “What? BUNCH OF PUNKS!”

    I couldn’t help but laugh my ass off. I was pissed, too, but his reaction was perfect.

  6. I’m not familiar with Wilco. But I hear a J.J. Cale in there. And something else I can’t put my finger on. Uhhh…

    Fuck. I sound like Joey Biden.

    I can hear the music in my head, but I’m bereft of communicating it to you.


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