SpaceX expected to reach International Space Station after 19 hours of travel

The NASA astronauts blasted into orbit on a pioneering SpaceX rocket are expected to reach the International Space Station on Sunday, after less than 19 hours of travel, according to a report.

Veteran astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were launched into space on a brand-new Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket Saturday from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

“We’re looking forward to rendezvousing with the space station today,” Hurley radioed the operations team on Sunday, according to

Hurley and Behnken were given a musical wake-up call around 4:45 a.m. Sunday with Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan,” the outlet reported.

The Dragon should be able to dock autonomously when it arrives around 10:30 a.m., though the astronauts can take over control manually, the outlet reported.

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