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SPACEX and NASA astronauts avoided a collision with an 'unknown' object last week on the way to the International Space Station. By Manon Dark PUBLISHED: 00:22, Tue, Apr 27, 2021. In December 2008, NASA selected SpaceX's Falcon 9 Dragon combination for cargo resupply to the ISS. The contract was for a minimum of $1.6 billion, with the option to extend services to up to $3.1. You can watch SpaceX's Crew-1 Dragon undocking here and on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. NASA's livestream will begin at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) and will continue until splashdown.

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour have arrived at the International Space Station.

The Crew Dragon arrived at the station’s Harmony port, docking at 10:16 a.m. EDT while the spacecraft were flying about 262 miles above the northern border of China and Mongolia. Following soft capture, 12 hooks were closed to complete a hard capture at 10:27 a.m. Teams now will begin conducting standard leak checks and pressurization between the spacecraft in preparation for hatch opening scheduled for approximately 12:45 p.m.

NASA Television and the agency’s website are continuing to provide live continuous coverage of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

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Behnken and Hurley made history Saturday as they became the first Americans to launch on an American rocket from American soil to the space station in nearly a decade. Their successful docking completed many of the test objectives of the SpaceX Demo-2 mission, and the rest will be completed as the spacecraft operates as part of the space station, then at the conclusion of its mission undocks and descends for a parachute landing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Aboard the space station, Expedition 63 Commander and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner are preparing to welcome Behnken and Hurley aboard the station.

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Follow along with mission activities and get more information at: https://blogs.nasa.gov/station. Learn more about commercial crew and space station activities by following @Commercial_Crew, @space_station, and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the Commercial Crew Facebook, ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

Bad weather is putting a hold on the SpaceX Dragon launch from Kennedy Space Center until at least Friday.

NASA said Wednesday unfavorable weather conditions along the flight path were the reason for the one-day delay.

Now NASA and commercial crew partner SpaceX are eyeing 5:49 a.m. Friday for liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon Endeavour with NASA’s Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Akihiko Hoshide of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency and Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency.

The Crew-2 mission is the second operational mission of Crew Dragon set to replace the Crew-1 astronauts on board the station. When they arrive, the station’s population will grow to 11 temporarily until the Crew-1 team returns to Earth on board the Crew Dragon Resilience already docked at the ISS.

While weather at KSC was looking good for the original Thursday plans, there are several other locations along the flight path that need to be in the clear in the event there’s a problem with the launch and the Crew Dragon has to abort mid-flight.

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At least at the launch site, weather still looks good for Friday, with only a 10% chance of unfavorable conditions in Central Florida, according to the 45th Space Wing Weather Squadron forecast, with liftoff winds as the primary concern. NASA officials said weather conditions are expected to improve along the flight path and recovery area on Friday as well.