Watch: SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Chases Down International Space Station

Monday, November 16th 2020, 10:19 pm
By: CBS News

Following a sky-lighting blastoff Sunday, the SpaceX Resilience capsule and its three-man one-woman crew closed in on the International Space Station Monday, executing a series of computer-controlled rocket firings to home in for docking at the lab's forward port.

WATCH: SpaceX Resilience Capsule Approaches International Space Station

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Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, research astronaut Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi ended an eight-hour sleep period to begin their first full day in space just after noon Eastern Time, awakened by a recording of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" beamed up from SpaceX mission control.

"Go Falcon 9, Go Crew Dragon, Go Resilience!!! Big thank you to the teams at @NASA and @SpaceX for keeping us safe on the ride up. Next stop, @Space_Station," Glover tweeted.

Before taking a break for lunch, the astronauts took a moment to give flight controllers and the public a brief tour of their spacecraft, providing a glimpse of life aboard the SpaceX capsule as the ship continued is approach to the International Space Station .