LIVE: Opening of the hatch to the SpaceX Crew Dragon and entrance of the DM-2 NASA astronauts into the International Space Station

Within hours after docking to the International Space Station aboard their new SpaceX Crew Dragon craft “Endeavour” May 31, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken floated aboard the orbital outpost and were greeted by Expedition 63 Commander Chris Cassidy of NASA and Russian crewmates Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner. Almost nine years after the retirement of the space shuttle, the launches of American astronauts on American spacecraft from American soil resumed with Hurley and Behnken launching on the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida May 30.

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