For The Second Time
In less than three weeks, SpaceX has delivered an astronaut crew to the International Space Station (ISS).
The Dragon Capsule Flying SpaceX's
Crew-4 mission for NASA docked with the orbiting lab April 27 around 7:37 p.m. EDT, just under 16 hours after lifting off atop a Falcon 9 rocket
The Quickest-Ever Crewed Dragon Trip
The Dragon and station were sailing 261 miles (420 kilometers) above the central Pacific Ocean as they met in orbit.
The Hatches Between The Dragon
Which is named Freedom, opened at about 9:15 p.m. EDT (0115 GMT on April 28).
The Crew-4 Astronauts
NASA's Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins and Samantha Cristoforetti — then floated aboard the ISS, which will be their home for the next six months or so.
As Its Name Suggests
Crew-4 is the fourth operational astronaut mission that SpaceX is flying to the ISS for NASA.