SpaceX capsule with four NASA astronauts aboard docks with International Space Station – CNN

Austin, Texas (CNN Business)A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying four astronauts from three countries — docked with the International Space Station early Saturday morning ET, beginning the crew’s six-month stay in space.

This mission, dubbed Crew-2, marks the third-ever crewed flight for Elon Musk’s company and the first to make use of a previously flown, privately-owned rocket booster and spacecraft.
The astronauts took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida Friday morning and spent nearly 24 hours soaring through orbit at more than 17,000 miles per hour, as their Crew Dragon spacecraft maneuvered toward the ISS, which orbits about 250 miles above Earth.
On Saturday morning, the capsule slowly aligned itself and moved in to dock directly with one of the space station’s ports.
The crew consists of NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthurThomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, and Akihiko Hoshide with Japan’s JAXA space agency.

Source: SpaceX capsule with four NASA astronauts aboard docks with International Space Station – CNN

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