The hatch opened at 1:02 pm Eastern Time .
Updated: May 31, 2020 22:54 IST
US astronauts on a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule were completing final close out procedures before entering the International Space Station after the hatch was opened between the two vessels.
They made it. After launching from @NASAKennedy on the @SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft yesterday, @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug have officially joined the @Space_Station crew today at 1:02pm ET — making history in the process. pic.twitter.com/A7oExw0SlD
— NASA (@NASA) May 31, 2020
The hatch opened at 1:02 pm Eastern Time (1702 GMT) as Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were poised to cross over into the station, the first US astronauts to arrive on an American spacecraft in nine years.
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