Where is the SpaceX rocket now? – The Sun

LAST night saw the launch of the first Nasa SpaceX join mission to the International Space Station.

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley blasted off on the first US manned mission in almost a decade.

Where is the SpaceX rocket now?

The SpaceX rocket is expected to take 19 hours to reach the ISS.

The couple of astronauts are currently having breakfast. They are about four hours from docking and have just had a nap as of 10.50 GMT.

If all goes according to plan, the SpaceX capsule will dock with the ISS on Sunday at 2.29 pm GMT to the Harmony module’s International Docking Adapter.

You can follow Nasa's live TV coverage here.

What time was the SpaceX launch?

The mission, dubbed Demo-2, launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 8:23pm GMT (3:23 pm ET) on May 30.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39a – the same launchpad used during the historic Apollo 11 Moon landings.

The rocket was topped by a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying Behnken and Hurley, who made history as the first to launch with a private company.

It separated once in orbit 12 minutes after liftoff and flew over the UK at 10.17pm on Saturday evening, looking like a bright star in the sky.

At 8.34pm the Falcon 9's reusable booster successfully landed on the cleverly named Of Course I still Love You drone ship in the Atlantic.

We covered the launch live here.

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