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SpaceX's 1st Crew Dragon with astronauts to dock at space station today. Here's how to watch


This story was updated at 6 a.m. ET. 

Two NASA astronauts will arrive at the International Space Station today (May 30) just a day after their historic launch into orbit on a SpaceX spacecraft.

Yesterday, veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley launched into space on a SpaceX Crew Dragon, becoming the first NASA astronauts to head to the International Space Station from Florida since 2011, when the space shuttles retired. Behnken and Hurley are on a test flight of Crew Dragon, dubbed Demo-2.

Today, after about 19 hours in transit, Behnken and Hurley's vehicle will soar up to the International Space Station and dock with the orbiting laboratory. Docking is scheduled to occur at 10:30 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT), although that timing is subject to change. 

"We're looking forward to rendezvousing with the space station today," Hurley radioed SpaceX's mission operations team in Hawthorne, California.