1. SOUNDBITE (English) Chris Cassidy, NASA Astronaut:
"There's a little bit of space smell in the vestibule, then when we've got that hatch open, you could tell it was a brand new vehicle with smiley faces on the other side, smiley face on mine, just as if you had bought a new car. The same kind of reaction. Wonderful to see my friends and wonderful to see a brand-new vehicle."
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Bob Behnken, NASA Astronaut:
"One of the things I was most excited about was being able to make a phone call home, you know, with it's been a long time since I launched into orbit and I've got a little boy who got a chance to watch me do that for the first time in his life. And I just wanted to understand what his experience was and share that a little bit with him while it was still fresh in his mind. He was able to make the trip back to Houston after watching the docking from down in Florida and was pretty excited about the whole thing. So that was a wonderful for me."
Space - 31 May 2020
3. Dragon capsule crew enter space station, are welcomed by ISS crew
International Space Station – 1 June 2020
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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Doug Hurley, NASA Astronaut:
"The short answer is Chris had it right on the hatch where we left it nine years ago and it's right here (shows the flag) and I think he's got a note. 'Do not forget to take with Crew Dragon.' So, depending on how long we stay up here, get in. You can bet we will take it with us when we depart. Back to Earth. From that standpoint, I think, you know, we've talked about this flag before many times over the last nine years since we left it here on SJS 135. And I think the important point is, is, as I said before, just returning launch capability to the United States to and from the International Space Station. And that's what this flag really means. And… and I think a little bit more. It's …it's to the thousands of people that made it possible."
Space - 31 May 2020
4. Dragon capsule crew after arrival at ISS on Sunday
Newly arrived NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, joined by astronaut Chris Cassidy participated in a press conference on the International Space Station Monday.
Cassidy welcomed the two astronauts and said the smell of the hatch was like a 'new car.'
"When we've got that hatch open, you could tell it was a brand new vehicle with smiley faces on the other side, smiley face on mine, just as if you had bought a new car. The same kind of reaction. Wonderful to see my friends and wonderful to see a brand-new vehicle," he said.
Hurley showed off the small U.S. flag during a news conference and again in a linkup with SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
"You can bet we will take it with us when we depart back to Earth," said Hurley, floating alongside Dragon crewmate Bob Behnken.
The flag flew on the first space shuttle flight in 1981 and the final one in 2011.
Hurley was on that last shuttle crew.
The flag was an added incentive for Elon Musk's SpaceX company and Boeing, competing to be the first private company to launch a crew to the space station.
Saturday's liftoff of NASA astronauts was the first from the U.S. in nine years.
Boeing's first astronaut flight isn't expected until next year.
The crew will include Chris Ferguson, commander of the last shuttle flight who now works for Boeing.
Behnken said one of the first things he did upon reaching the orbiting lab was call his 6-year-old son, Theo, to hear what is was like to watch his father blast into space "and share that a little bit with him while it was still fresh in his mind."
Hurley and Behnken spent Monday making sure their docked Dragon is ready to make an emergency getaway, if necessary.
The capsule will serve as their lifeboat during their space station visit.
They joined three station residents an American and two Russians.
NASA will decide in the coming weeks how long to keep them there.
Their mission could last anywhere from one to four months.
The timing will depend on Dragon checkouts in orbit and launch preparations for the company's next astronaut flight, currently targeted for the end of August.
With so much uncertainty and so many variables, Behnken said it was a little hard explaining to his son when he'd back.