The mission is a test launch and only has a dummy on board the capsule ahead of a manned flight scheduled for later this year.
While Saturday's SpaceX test mission is a crucial step in the oft-delayed project, there are questions about whether NASA can achieve its 2019 flight goal of manned flight. SpaceX has just tweeted the capsule is metres away from its destination.
After making 18 orbits of Earth since its launch, the Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully attached to the International Space Station's Harmony module forward port via "soft capture" at 5:51 a.m. EST on Sunday, March 3.
It was the first time humans have entered a Crew Dragon while in space and the first time anything has passed through that hatch since the Space Shuttle Atlantis docked to the ISS' forward end in 2011.
The dummy pilot is a mannequin nicknamed "Ripley" after Sigourney Weaver's character in the Alien films.
SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has made the trip to the ISS a dozen times since 2012, but only to refuel the station.
"The first day of a new era for the next generation of space explorers".
MCCLAIN: On behalf of Ripley, little Earth, myself and our crew, welcome to the Crew Dragon. Now Russian rockets are the only way to get astronauts to the 250-mile-high outpost. Russian Soyuz seats go for up to $82 million apiece.
"We want to maximise our learning so we can get this stuff ready so that when we put crew on, we're ready to go do a real crew mission, and it'll be the right safety for our crews".
Like Ripley, the capsule is rigged with sensors to measure noise, vibration and stresses, and to monitor the life-support, propulsion and other critical systems throughout the flight.
NASA says that Boeing's CST-100 Starliner continues to undergo testing in preparation for its Orbital Flight Test, slated for no earlier than April. In the meantime, NASA is paying two companies - SpaceX and Boeing - to build and operate America's next generation of rocket ships.
Cassie's dad warned her that she was falling too fast, and he did NOT give Colton his blessing to propose to the 23-year-old. Before the unfortunate events occurred, Colton told the camera that Cassie was "the one" that he wanted to be with.
For example, there's a new profile picture right next to the address bar just like the one you can find in Google Chrome. The company's Bing search engine is integrated into the browser, and its image of the day appears in the new tab view.
The Centre party has always been favoured by Estonia's Russian minority, which comprises around a quarter of the population. They have favoured austerity to keep spending in check, giving the country the eurozone's lowest debt-to-GDP ratio.
And numerous 2020 Democratic presidential nomination contenders have expressed their strong support for the measure. The centrist billionaire Democrat had positioned himself as a potential challenger to Donald Trump .
However, because HIV remained undetectable, he is still considered clinically cured of his infection, according to his doctors. The latest case "shows the cure of Timothy Brown was not a fluke and can be recreated", said Dr.
More avalanches are possible, and several mountain passes in Colorado were closed because of snow slides, KCNC reported . Colorado Department of Transportation crews brought slides down near the interstate around 9 a.m.
Australian farmers will be able to export 500,000 tons of feed grains such as wheat into Indonesia tariff free. Indonesia, with 260 million people, is forecast to be one of the world's biggest economies by 2030.
It said in a statement: "Despite the desperate lengths taken to undermine the film, our plans remain unchanged". He claims that on the tour, Jackson taught him to masturbate. "It felt like you were bonding, in a way".
Cummings released his own statement in response to the White House's refusal to give his committee what it wants. White House officials described their plan for addressing the mounting requests as multi-layered.
He added: "What we're hoping is that, through the taxpayer rebate, all taxpayers in this state will also benefit as a result". SC will receive $61 million in income taxes from the winning prize which could be redistributed to taxpayers in the state.
Missing dentist found inside auto , stuffed in bag
Dentist Preethi Reddy had gone missing on Sunday morning shortly after she called her family to say she was heading home. Police had earlier disseminated images of Reddy and of her missing grey Volkswagen Golf in an effort to locate her.
Papa John's, Schnatter reach settlement agreement
Starboard CEO Jeff Smith was the chairman of the board at Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden chain, from 2014-2016. Starboard invested $200 million in Papa John's and named two others to its board, including Papa John's CEO Steve Ritchie.
Samsung said to be working on two more foldable phones
Amongst other things, the highlights of the three smartphones are their Samsung Infinity-O Displays with Dynamic AMOLED panels. Samsung hasn't estimated how long the Fold's batteries will last, nor has it allowed anyone to handle or test out the device.
Man killed by lion he kept at his property
The Czech Republic has a whole series of so-called "zoo parks" or "nature parks, " where big cats often live in poor conditions. Michal Prasek's body was found by his father in the lion's cage at his home in the village of Zdechov, according to police.
India win 2nd ODI against Australia by 8 runs
Cummins returned to break the stand, and took three wickets - including Kohli - in the final overs to restrict the hosts. Shankar said he would not over-react after taking match-winning wickets but is glad that he could help the tea win.