Liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission took place at 2:49 a.m. EST (07:49 GMT).
NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, slated to be on the first SpaceX test flight with humans, said the prospect of the mission "is pretty exciting". But the three station astronauts had front-row seats as the Dragon neatly docked Sunday morning and became the first American-made, designed-for-crew spacecraft to pull up in eight years.
If all goes according to plan, it would splash down in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday.
In another success, the rocket's first stage returned to Earth, landing on a platform 500 kilometers (310 miles) off the Florida coast in the Atlantic. In 2014, as part of the "commercial crew" program, the agency awarded contracts worth a combined $6.8 billion to SpaceX and Boeing to develop spacecraft capable of flying up to four astronauts to the station at a time.
Starliner spacecraft, which is being constructed by Boeing, is expected to perform an unmanned flight to the ISS in April, while a manned flight is slated for summer.
"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". If you enjoy our coverage and are able, please consider supporting us on Patreon to help in our efforts to to bring you fantastic content about the space industry!
It pays Russian Federation to get its people up to the orbiting research facility at a cost of $82 million a head, for a round trip.
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All this particular mission is carrying is a test dummy and 90kg of supplies.
Highlights from the SpaceX's historic Demo-1 Crew Dragon Test Flight from Kennedy Space Center.
It is the latest in a series of tests the capsule must pass in order to get approval from Nasa to transport people. Freighters come up under the orbiting lab and are grappled by a robotic arm and pulled into a berthing position.
Dragon 2 will be the first SpaceX vehicle to attempt an autonomous docking in orbit.
The launch comes nine years after NASA invested about £38million ($50million) into its Commercial Crew Program. "We're going to learn a ton from this mission".
"Every mission is important, but this is even more important, said Koenigsmann, the firm's vice-president for build and flight reliability".
About 5,000 NASA and contractor employees, tourists and journalists gathered Saturday to watch the launch.
Haddad Maia, 22, next faces China's Want Yafan, who was leading Monica Puig 4-1 when the Puerto Rican retired with an injury. Wang beat Brazilian qualifier Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-3, 6-4, a day after Haddad Maia upset top-seeded Sloane Stephens .
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Jadhav scored 81 not out off 87 balls, including nine fours and a six, while Dhoni made 59 not out off 72 deliveries. With Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah being automatic choices, Kaul will probably get two games to prove his worth.
We have to do it away from home, but we have eight straight wins away from home. "The dressing room is bouncing at the moment". I'm so pleased for the boys - they managed to claw three points out of this game.
Roger Federer has won his 100th Association of Tennis Professionals ( ATP ) Tour title at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Swiss Federer also avenged his shock defeat by Tsitsipas in the Australian Open fourth round in January.
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At the rear of the vehicle a double layer spoiler ensures that air flow remains smooth and turbulence is minimised. Seat has also said the vehicle can be recharged in as little as 47-minutes when attached to a fast charger.
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