US astronauts dock at International Space Station

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley floated into the ISS after making history as the first astronauts to orbit Earth in a commercial spaceship.
2:06 | 06/01/20

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That successful launch of spacex, the first American launch in nearly a decade are on the international space station this morning. It's a big success for spacex founder Elon Musk, and gio Benitez has the story. Reporter: Over the weekend a stunning display of American ingenuity. Liftoff. Reporter: Nasa astronauts Doug hurley and Bob Behnken are now aboard the international space station after docking with the orbiting laboratory Sunday morning. Today we accomplished the first flight off the Florida coast in some time. Reporter: Sending off much of their video to the international space station, their sons choosing this dinosaur as co-pilot. He got the vote from the boys to make the trip into space today with us and so that's a super cool thing for us to get a chance to do for both of our sons. By Sunday morning the dramatic approach in space. One meter to go. Reporter: The spacex crew dragon at the international space station 250 miles from Earth. Dragon spacex docking sequence is complete. Reporter: The hatch opens and the two men float into the ISS hugging Navy S.E.A.L. Chris Cassidy and two Russian cosmonauts. Mission control asking them if they got any sleep. We did get probably a good seven hours or so. The first night is always a little bit of a challenge but the dragon was a slick vehicle. Reporter: Billionaire Elon Musk, the founder of spacex, fighting back tears after the launch. It's been 18 years working towards this goal, so it's hard to believe that it's happened. Reporter: That's where we're this is where we've been. The shuttle atlantis, the last space shuttle to fly nearly a decade ago, and Amy, we are now in a new chapter. Gio, I saw you fighting back some tears too when you watched that launch. It was a beautiful moment all around. Reporter: Yeah, yeah, pretty incredible, that human experience right there. Exactly. Gio, thank you as always.

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