December 3, 2021

Watch Highlights of SpaceX Crew-3’s Arrival at House Station

SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts have arrived safely on the Worldwide House Station (ISS) following a 10-hour rocket and spacecraft journey from the Kennedy House Heart in Florida.

The Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft carrying NASA’s Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, plus Matthias Maurer of the European House Company (ESA), docked with the ISS at 6:32 p.m. ET (3:32 p.m. PT).

The crew will quickly enter the house station by the hatch and greet the present inhabitants — NASA’s Mark Vande Hei and Roscosmos’ Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov — as they enter the orbiting outpost.

Beneath are the primary highlights of the Crew Dragon’s strategy to the ISS (we’ll add extra clips as soon as the crew has entered the station).

For highlights of the Crew-3 rocket launch and early levels of the journey, try this Digital Traits article.

First up, an superior view of the spacecraft with Earth within the background, captured by a digicam on the house station:

📺 @Space_Station replace: protection resumed on #ESAwebTV2 of #Crew3's journey, with docking now anticipated round 23:32 GMT/00:32 CET this night.

— ESA (@esa) November 11, 2021

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer sends a message from Crew Dragon Endurance because the 4 astronauts strategy the ISS:

Crew-3 checks in after catching sight of the @space_station forward of docking, now focused for six:33 p.m. EST

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 11, 2021

An incredible view of the Crew Dragon because it nears the ISS:

Some good views of #Crew3 #CrewDragon coming in, because it approaches the @Space_Station. Docking anticipated 23:32 GMT/00:32 CET. Watch reside on #NASAtv 👉 #CosmicKiss

— ESA (@esa) November 11, 2021

The view from the Crew Dragon trying towards the house station’s docking ring, captured moments earlier than the docking:

View trying the 'different manner', from @SpaceX #CrewDragon of the @Space_Station and docking ring, at a distance of 5 m.

— ESA (@esa) November 11, 2021

The Crew-3 astronauts rejoice because the Crew Dragon docks with the house station:

The #CrewDragon spacecraft carrying ESA astronaut @astro_matthias and his NASA colleagues docked on the @Space_Station at 23:32 GMT, 11 November (00:32 CET, 12 November), marking the official begin of Matthias's #CosmicKiss mission 👉

— ESA (@esa) November 11, 2021

Checks at the moment are underway to substantiate the success of the docking course of. As soon as that’s full, some pressurization procedures must be accomplished. After that the astronauts shall be given clearance to switch to the ISS. We’ll add footage of the arrival later so remember to verify again.

SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission, operated in partnership with NASA, is the third operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft and the fourth crewed orbital flight following the primary one utilizing the SpaceX automobile final summer season. This mission additionally takes the variety of folks visiting house to greater than 600, with ESA’s Matthias Maurer formally the 600th particular person to attain the feat.

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