Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon capsule on Saturday. It carried two NASA astronauts, Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley. They complete their journey after a 19-hour trip. This is the first private business, who accomplished the success on their first attempt.
The Crew Dragon test flight is the shakedown cruise, to get certified with the safety standards. So, NASA can start their routine trips taking astronauts to the space station. The agency tied up with Russia to make it happen since the space shuttle retires on 2011.
On 1:22 pm (Eastern Time), two astronauts disembarked the Crew Dragon and exchange handshakes not only with each other but also with three astronauts from Space station. The administrator of NASA addressed them from NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, where all the space station operations get managed.