Crewed SpaceX capsule docks to International Space Station
The International Space Station has four new crewmembers delivered to the orbiting outpost care of SpaceX.
Why it matters: This mission marks the first fully operational flight of the Crew Dragon and ushers in a new era of regular, human missions to orbit operated by SpaceX for NASA.
Where it stands: NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan's Soichi Noguchi docked to the space station at 11 p.m. Monday ET.
- The Crew Dragon launched to orbit from Florida on Sunday evening.
- The four crewmembers spent about 27 hours in transit, eating, sleeping and monitoring the spacecraft's controls during their trip.
1 fun thing: The four astronauts were joined aboard their capsule by a Baby Yoda plush doll that served as an indicator for when the crew was in zero-gravity.