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SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks at ISS with multinational crew

SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks at ISS with multinational crew

SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks at ISS with multinational crew

SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks at ISS with multinational crew

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A historic moment unfolded as the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. This remarkable journey marked the culmination of a one-day trip that began with a spectacular launch from Florida.

The capsule, piloted by a team of four astronauts representing four different nations, initiated its first contact with the ISS at 9:16 am ET, with the hatches opening at 10:58 am ET. This mission, known as Crew-7, stands as SpaceX’s most internationally diverse venture to date.

The crew boasts NASA’s Jasmin Moghbeli as the mission commander, Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency, Satoshi Furukawa of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and Russian cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov from Roscosmos.

Their journey commenced with a 3:27 am ET liftoff from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, riding atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Over the past day, the crew experienced free flight within the 13-foot-wide Crew Dragon capsule as it meticulously navigated its way to the space station.

This mission exemplifies international collaboration, pushing the boundaries of human exploration beyond Earth and into the vast cosmos.

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