New York (The Verge) — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon docks crew of four to the International Space Station theverge.com/2020/11/16/215….
On November 16th, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon successfully docked with the International Space Station with a crew of four on board, part of a mission called Crew-1. Their arrival is the beginning of a six-month stay on board the ISS and the first long-duration mission for the Crew Dragon.
Inside the Crew Dragon are NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi — all part of a mission called Crew-1. Their spacecraft slowly approached the International Space Station this evening and attached itself onto an open docking port on the outside of the ISS. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is designed to automatically dock with the ISS without the need of input from the crew on board, using a suite of sensors and cameras. Though, the passengers can take over the process if necessary with the Crew Dragon’s touchscreen controls. — Loren Grush/@verge