The four Crew-1 astronauts docked at the ISS Monday at around 11 p.m. EST.
"What an unbelievable last couple of days ..." After that, another set of astronauts on a Crew Dragon capsule will replace them.
The Crew-1 mission marks the first commercial flight to the International Space Station. History is being made across the globe and in outer space as Black people are setting new records for exploration and discovery.
Crew-2 is scheduled to launch in March 2021 and will once again carry four astronauts.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday in its first crew rotation mission, according to the live stream from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The four-person crew just rendezvoused with the International Space Station on Monday evening.
Before returning home, CNN said they will be joined by yet another group of astronauts on a mission dubbed Crew-2 that's due to launch in the spring. He also chose a little R2-D2 toy to serve as the zero-g indicator for his launch back in 2015 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Finally, the astronauts will make updates and repairs to the outside of the space station.Читайте также: Panthers hire NHL's first Black assistant GM
"The last 27 hours have gone really smooth actually", Hopkins said after boarding the space station.
"We can't wait to have you on board", she added after the two spacecraft were latched together.
This spacecraft is capable of staying in the space orbit for over 200 plus days and can provide almost 500 pounds of cargo, science experiment to the International Space Station.
The ship had successfully taken off from Cape Canaveral (Florida) last Sunday in a reusable rocket Falcon 9 with the capsule Dragon on the cusp. During flight, SpaceX commands the spacecraft from its control center in Hawthorne, California, while NASA teams monitor space station operations from its space center in Houston.
NASA turned to SpaceX and Boeing after shuttering the chequered Space Shuttle programme in 2011, which failed in its main objectives of making space travel affordable and safe.
The newly arrived astronauts shared hugs and greeting with NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russia's Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, who are already onboard the ISS.
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