Crew Dragon with crew docked with ISS

Space X’s Crew Dragon with a crew on board launched to the International Space Station (ISS).

Docking was carried out in automatic mode to the Harmony module of the station’s American segment at 07:00 Moscow time. There are three American astronauts on board: Commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover and specialist Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Their mission will last six months.

The spacecraft was launched on November 15 at 19:27 US East Coast time (November 16 at 03:27 Moscow time) from the spaceport at Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida. Initially, the launch of the ship was scheduled for Saturday, November 14, but due to the coastal wind, it was decided to postpone it.

May saw the first crewed launch of Crew Dragon to the ISS, the first to be manned by NASA since July 2011. After that, and until recently, the astronauts were delivered to the ISS by Roskosmos.

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