The duo will join the three other residents on board the ISS – Nasa’s Chris Cassidy and Russia’s Anatoli Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.
Cosmonaut Ivan tweeted just after lift off, saying: “2 minutes before the #CrewDragon launch the @Space_Station passed Cape Canaveral. Captured some pictures of LC39A from where the Falcon 9 launched.
“Congratulations to everyone and looking forward to seeing @Astro_Doug, @AstroBehnken!:
The five will become members of the Expedition 63 crew.
But despite last night’s success, Mr Musk said was was not keen to “declare victory yet”.
The billionaire emphasised that the “return can be more dangerous than the ascent”, adding: “We need to bring them home safely and make sure that we are doing everything we can to minimise that risk of reentry.”
Published at Sun, 31 May 2020 06:45:00 +0000