Watch Live: SpaceX Crew Dragon to dock at International Space Station

SpaceX and NASA made history, sending astronauts from U.S. soil toward the International Space Station. It’s the first crewed mission launched from the U.S. since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. And you can watch the mission live here. After bad weather caused a launch delay on May 27, the astronauts launched at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Docking with the ISS is slated to begin at 10:29 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 31.

The live webcast of this Demo-2 mission began at 11 a.m. EDT on May 30, revealing the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Launch Pad 39A in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 

The test flight will deliver astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the ISS.  The live coverage will continue through the arrival of the astronauts on the ISS on Sunday (May 31), NASA said. 

Here’s a rough schedule from NASA for what to expect on the webcast on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, May 30

11 a.m. EDT – NASA TV launch coverage begins
3:22 p.m. – Liftoff
4:09 p.m. – Crew Dragon phase burn
4:55 p.m. – Far-field manual flight test
TBD p.m. – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
6:30 p.m. – Post-launch news conference at Kennedy

Administrator Jim Bridenstine
Kathy Lueders, manager, NASA Commercial Crew Program
SpaceX representative
Kirk Shireman, manager, International Space Station Program
NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester

Sunday, May 31

TBD a.m. – Astronaut downlink event from Crew Dragon
10:29 a.m. – Docking with International Space Station
12:45 p.m. – Hatch Open
1:05 p.m. – Welcome ceremony
3:15 p.m. – Post-arrival news conference at Johnson Space Center 

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
Johnson Space Center Director Mark Geyer
NASA Chief Astronaut Pat Forrester

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Editor’s note: This article was first published on May 29 and updated for the docking on May 31.

Originally published on Live Science. 

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