Michael Sheetz+ Your Authors @thesheetztweetz Space Reporter @CNBC | pitches [email protected] | DM for cell, WhatsApp, Signal, ProtonMail | formerly @DJNF @ESTribune | alumnus @TheKingsCollege May. 12, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

SpaceX created a virtual simulator so you can be like a NASA astronaut and dock the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft with the International Space Station:


The virtual simulator is the actual interface that NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will use when they manually pilot Crew Dragon.

A few docking tips:

A few more tips:

"Movement in space is slow and requires patience & precision."

NASA notes that, for the upcoming SpaceX Demo-2 mission, the Crew Dragon "spacecraft will autonomously dock and undock with the space station," although "the crew onboard can take manual control if necessary."  https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2020/05/12/crew-dragon-displays-and-crew-spacesuits-ready-for-mission-to-space-station/ 

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