The second operational SpaceX crew mission arrived at the International Space Station early on Saturday morning, carrying four astronauts for a six month stay in space.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft ‘Endeavour,’ which launched on a Falcon 9 rocket the day before, docked with the ISS at 5:22 a.m. EDT. The capsule carries an international cadre of astronauts: NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA’s Akihiko Hoshide and ESA’s Thomas Pesquet.
“Welcome to ISS, we are so excited to have you aboard,” NASA astronaut and space station commander Shannon Walker said.
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In this time lapse replay, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft approaches the International Space Station. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience is on the top side of the complex.
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