The four-member crew of the Crew Dragon of space company SpaceX, after more than 20 hours on the road, docked at around 00:30 am to the International Space Station. That reports NASA.
The crew members of the Crew Dragon are US commander Raja Chari, US pilot Tom Marshburn, US mission specialist Kayla Barron, and German mission specialist Matthias Maurer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Marshburn is the sixth human in the world to have gone into space with three different spacecraft; Maurer is the second ESA astronaut to fly a Crew Dragon. The foursome will live and work in the space meccano for six months.
Less than 48 hours before launch, another Crew Dragon landed in the Gulf of Mexico carrying four astronauts who had spent six months on the ISS. Among them is the French ESA astronaut Tomas Pesquet.
It is the third operational flight of a Crew Dragon from space company SpaceX under a contract with the American space agency NASA.