SpaceX Crew Dragon Docks to Space Station – Crew-2 Astronauts Join ISS Crew

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SpaceX Crew-2 Astronauts Join Expedition 65 Crew

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The 4 brand-new SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts signed up with the Expedition 65 team today bringing the station population to 11. Credit: NASA TELEVISION

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, together with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon have actually gotten to the International Space Station.

Crew-2 signs up with Expedition 65 team of team of Shannon Walker, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, along with Soichi Noguchi of JAXA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov.

The team members very first opened the hatch in between the spaceport station and the pressurized breeding adapter at 7: 05 a.m. EDT then opened the hatch to Crew Dragon.

Earlier

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, together with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet came to the International Space Station Saturday, as the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour docked to the complex at 5: 08 a.m. EDT while the spacecraft were flying 264 miles above the Indian Ocean.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Approaches Kibo Laboratory Module

The SpaceX Crew Dragon approaches its spaceport station docking port with the Kibo lab module in the foreground. Credit: NASA TELEVISION

Following Crew Dragon’s link to the Harmony module, the astronauts aboard the Endeavour and the spaceport station will start carrying out basic leakage checks and pressurization in between the spacecraft in preparation for hatch opening set up for 7: 15 a.m.

Kimbrough, McArthur, Hoshide, and Pesquet will sign up with the Expedition 65 team of Shannon Walker, Michael Hopkins,  Victor Glover, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, along with Soichi Noguchi of JAXA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov. For a brief time, the variety of team on the spaceport station will increase to 11 individuals till Crew-1 astronauts Walker, Hopkins, Glover, and Noguchi return a couple of days later on.



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