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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station Monday, delivering astronauts from the U.S. and Japan.
The Crew-1 mission was the first fully operational commercial astronaut launch in SpaceX’s history. Astronauts participating in the mission included Americans Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
“This is a new era of operational flights to the International Space Station from the Florida coast,” said Hopkins upon docking.
The team of astronauts will spend six months aboard the station working on science experiments and maintenance.
The launch of Crew-2, which will also carry four astronauts, is scheduled for March 2021.
Watch SpaceX livestream of the rendezvous and docking above.