SpaceX Crew Dragon creates history, docks with space station

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the beginning of a new era in the US space programme.

“Docking confirmed – Crew Dragon has arrived at the @space_station,” SpaceX tweeted.

The spacecraft lifted off at 3.22 p.m. EDT on Saturday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA”s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.

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