This Demo-1 mission is a critical test of the spacecraft, confirming the performance of its key systems and identifying any issues that need to be corrected before a crewed test flight, Demo-2, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board.
This is the first of four test flights that will prove Dragon 2's readiness for manned flights, NASASpaceflight.com reports.
SpaceX's new Crew Dragon capsule has arrived at the International Space Station, acing its second milestone in just over a day. A dummy called Ripley - so-named for Sigourney Weaver's character Ellen Ripley in the 1979 science fiction movie Alien - is carrying sensors meant to help SpaceX engineers keep tabs on the journey, according to Space.com.
Docking is expected to be followed by a hatch opening and welcoming ceremony by the Expedition 58 crew of the International Space Station, which includes Russian cosmonaut and station commander Oleg Kononenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques and NASA astronaut Anne McClain.
The Saturday morning launch went off without a hitch, much to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's relief.
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Boeing, which is working on its own CST-100 Starliner craft for the Commercial Crew Program, has yet to launch an uncrewed test but is scheduled to do so no earlier than April. While cargo Dragon spacecraft have been pulled in for their berthing with the station's robotic arm, the Crew Dragon is built to guide itself autonomously to its hookup.
For its part, Roscosmos, the Russian federal space agency, congratulated NASA on the successful Crew Dragon docking.
Bridenstine has explained that NASA wants to reduce costs in low orbit to devote resources to getting back to the Moon and assembling a small space station in lunar orbit in the 2020s. But it won't happen before 2023 at the earliest - with the rocket, far more powerful than that used for the Dragon mission, still in development. Aboard Dragon is Ripley, a mannequin fitted with instruments to gather data during the flight, along with 181 kg of supplies and equipment.
Crew Dragon's launch and docking bring the nation one-step closer to the return of human launches to the space station from the United States for the first time since 2011 - the last space shuttle mission.
The unmanned test flight will remain docked to the ISS before returning to earth on Friday, March 8.
Dragon's hatch is set to be closed at 12:25 PM EST (17:25 UTC) on Thursday, March 7. Like its Dragon 1 predecessor, the Dragon 2 capsule will separate from the spacecraft's trunk prior to reentry.
The new space vehicle, carrying only cargo and a human dummy, launched Saturday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Special counsel Robert Mueller and his team are expected to finish their investigation and issue a report in the coming weeks. Williams said if Trump kept defending them, they would keep defending him. "I would like to watch television, darling".
On Saturday, the minister for railways, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, told reporters that the train link would be restored on Monday. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has talked of peace and described freeing Abhinandan as a gesture of goodwill.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday he sensed Kim was "hopeful" the two sides would make a deal in Hanoi . In exchange, Mr Trump said the North Korean leader had offered to dismantle its main nuclear facility at Yongbyon.
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Phillies managing partner John Middleton traveled to Las Vegas last weekend to express his long-term vision to Harper. Jon Heyman reports it is a deal worth $330 million, and Passan adds it's a 13-year deal with no opt-outs.
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The two health officials clarified that in rare instances with underlying immune deficiencies, an MMR vaccine is not recommended. A few hearing participants shared their own experience with the disease. "I think it is worth my health to do it", said Cornett.
Maduro said that the meeting in Bogota was "part of that politics to attempt to establish a parallel government in Venezuela". Several Latin American, European and other diplomats also joined Wood's walkout.
She and Prince William are also the proud parents of three year old Princess Charlotte and five year old Prince George . Speaking at the event, the Duke of Cambridge hailed Mary and her work to get young people involved in athletics.
India, Pakistan exchange heavy border fire
Cross-border shelling in the past few days has killed seven people on the Pakistani side and four on the Indian side of Kashmir. The United States is "seeking information" on whether Pakistan used U.S. -built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, the U.S.
Lyft files for IPO, to kick off roadshow later this month
Operating in more than 300 markets in the U.S. and Canada, Lyft had 30.7 million riders in 2018 and 1.9 million drivers. Michael Reich, an economics professor at the University of Berkeley, noted that Uber and Lyft are now in a price war.