Monday, June 1, 2020

Crew Dragon Launches on the Falcon 9 to the International Space Station - First American Launch of Astronauts Since 2011

Crew Dragon launches atop the Falcon 9 at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday May 30, 2020. Photo Credit: NASA. 

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley head up to the International Space Station in the Crew Dragon on the Falcon 9 for the first launch from American soil since 2011. The lift off was at 3:22 p.m. EDT May 30, 2020 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. They docked successfully with the ISS on May 31, 2020 approximately 19 hours after reaching orbit. Below are some videos of the launch and of the arrival of the Crew Dragon at the ISS.