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The Crew Dragon vehicle left the orbit and started an independent flight to the ISS

The spacecraft Crew Dragon astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken went into orbit and began an independent journey to the International space station, said SpaceX.

The company thanked the crew with the words: "Hope you like it." After reaching orbit, the astronauts opened the visors of the helmets. For Hurley, who is the commander of Crew Dragon, and Behnken's third space flight in his career.

"It was amazing, thank you for your efforts and amazing flight in space!" said after reaching orbit Hurley.

As reported by leading broadcast, soon Hurley and Behnken will be able to relax. Their way to the ISS 19 hours, eight of which are reserved for sleep. The vehicle docking with the ISS is scheduled at 17.29 GMT on Sunday.