The historic Axis 1 crew arrived at the International Space Station (ISS)’s Harmony block space-facing port on Saturday morning following delays.
Soft grip was confirmed at 8:29 am ET and docking was declared “complete” at 8:41 am ET.
The win came after a one-minute catch Space flight Due to a station Video Routing issue.
Crew Dragon Endeavor was originally expected to arrive at ET at 7:45 a.m., but was stopped 20 meters from the station as the station crew worked to resolve the issue.
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NASA’s live broadcast said the crew may have been stuck in that position for about two hours.
Dragon Endeavor Hatch was previously expected to open ET at 9:30 a.m., soon followed by a reception.
Ax-1, first mission with a completely private team that came to the orbiting laboratory, Launched Friday at 11:17 a.m. ET from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket.
The crew of the 10-day flight will include former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria and pay passengers Larry Connor, Mark Patty and Aiden Stebe. All three businessmen paid $ 55 million A piece.
Astronauts will participate in many fields Science Ilan Ramon, who died aboard the Columbia spacecraft in 2003, first launched a thunderstorm monitoring experiment.
“They’re not there to stick their noses in the window,” Michael Safredini, co – founder and chairman of Axiom, a former NASA space station project manager, said in a statement.
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NASA said the mission represents both “the culmination of NASA’s efforts to grow the commercial market in low Earth orbit and the beginning of a new era of space research.”
Friday’s flight is SpaceX’s second private charter, which took a billionaire and his guests on a three – day orbit ride last year.
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Axiom Space is targeting its second private spacecraft to the space station next year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.