By Ishank Katyal
SpaceX’s recently launched capsule which was carrying four astronauts has arrived at its International Space Station on Monday.
The capsule named Crew Dragon which carried 4 astronauts including 3 Americans and 1 Japanese astronaut has landed on its space station on Monday.
“Soft capture” — the first part of the docking procedure — was completed at 11:01 pm (0401 GMT Tuesday), with the second part of the procedure set to happen a few minutes later.
Crew Dragon has landed on the space station after its 27 hour long journey from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
“Oh, what a good voice to hear,” space station astronaut Kate Rubins called out when the Dragon’s commander, Mike Hopkins, first made radio contact. The linkup occurred 262 miles (422 kilometers) above Idaho.
The 4 Astronauts will stay at the orbiting lab until their replacements arrive at April 2021 on the other Crew Dragon.
This regular taxi service got underway with Sunday night’s launch.
Hopkins and his crew — Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan’s Soichi Noguchi — join two Russians and one American who flew to the space station last month from Kazakhstan. Glover is the first African-American to move in for a long haul. A space newcomer, Glover was presented his gold astronaut pin Monday.