The first private manned spacecraft in the United States, which successfully launched at dawn on the 31st, docked at the International Space Station in 19 hours. This launch is an experiment for human space travel. Astronauts stay at the station and perform research missions.

Reporter Yong-cheol Kim on the sidewalk.


Crew Dragon, with two NASA astronauts, settled at ISS, the International Space Station, at 11:16 pm yesterday.

We were docked with the International Space Station less than 19 hours after our launch yesterday at 4:22 am at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Docking was done smoothly automatically.

[Douglas Hurley / NASA Astronaut: We are delighted that the launch of the manned spacecraft in the United States has resumed. I'm honored to be able to board this wonderful space station.]

Two astronauts will stay on the International Space Station floating over 400km and stay for up to a month and up to 4 months to complete their research missions.

NASA hasn't decided how long astronauts will stay.

Crew Dragons can stay on track for at least 210 days.

This is the first time that a manned spacecraft has docked on the ISS since 2011.

Elon Musk, who founded SpaceX as CEO of Tesla, an electric vehicle company, is also pursuing a trip to the Moon and Mars following the launch of the Crew Dragon.