SpaceX capsule docks at International Space Station after a 27-hour trip in orbit

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The Dragon spacecraft has successfully docked at the International Space Station after a trip of about 27.5 hours in orbit.

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The SpaceX’s capsule with four astronauts onboard arrived at the Space Station at 11.01 p.m. Eastern Time.

The four astronauts on the flight were Michael S. Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor J. Glover of NASA, and Soichi Noguchi, a Japanese astronaut.

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Their Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Resilience, launched on a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday at about 7.27 p.m. Eastern Time from NASA’s Kennedy Center in Florida and docked with the station’s Harmony module 27.5 hours later.

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The astronauts will be there for six months for space exploration.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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