The astronauts will stay on the ISS for about 3-4 months
The crew of the spacecraft, owned by SpaceX Crew Dragon, entered the International Space Station, NASA broadcast the event live, world news agencies reported, quoted by BGNES.
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After completing the pressure equalization in the air block, ISS Commander Chris Cassidy opened the air block, then the ship’s hatch was opened and the crew began to move to the entrance of the station. Benken left the first Crew Dragon, followed by the ship’s commander, Hurley.
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The astronauts will stay on the ISS for about 3-4 months. The date of their return to Earth has not yet been determined.
The approach to the ISS began about two hours before the docking. The spacecraft’s crew is testing the ship’s manual control system in the final stage of its approach to the International Space Station (ISS). The ship’s manual control capabilities were tested at a time when the ship was 220 meters directly in front of the station’s connecting facility. The docking itself, made at 10:16 a.m. on the East Coast of the United States (earlier than scheduled at 10:29 a.m.), was done automatically.
During the 19-hour flight to the ISS, the astronauts had an eight-hour sleep. At 04:45 Central Greenwich Mean Time, the Flight Control Center woke them up and at 08:27 the process of docking with the station began.
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The Falcon 9 launch vehicle with the Crew Dragon spacecraft was successfully launched on Saturday from the launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last Wednesday, the launch was canceled 17 minutes ahead of schedule due to adverse weather conditions in the spaceport area.
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