On May 30, NASA, in collaboration with SpaceX owned by Elon Musk, successfully launched the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Initially, the launch was supposed to be on May 27, but due to weather conditions, it had been postponed until Saturday.
Experienced astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Benken were on board the spacecraft. Three minutes after launch, the first stage booster of the Falcon – 9 rocket detached and returned to a platform in the Atlantic Ocean. After the separation of the second stage booster, the Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully entered orbit.
At the moment, the Crew Dragon capsule is heading to the International Space Station to dock, which should take place on Sunday at 14:29 GMT. After docking, the astronauts will conduct several additional tests on the ISS, and then also return to Earth in the Crew Dragon capsule.