Ship Crew Dragon
This is the first regular flight of a commercial vehicle into orbit. Astronauts arriving at the station will stay there for about six months.
The American spacecraft Crew Dragon has successfully delivered a crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station. The event is broadcast live by NASA.
The docking with the ISS took place at 06.01 Tuesday, Kiev time. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Grover, Shannon Walker, as well as the Japanese astronaut City Nails arrived on the ISS. They will stay at the station for about six months.
On board the ISS, the Crew Dragon crew was met by NASA astronaut Keith Rubins and two Russians – Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov.
This is the first operational manned flight for the United States since the completion of the Space Shuttle program in 2011 and the second manned flight for Crew Dragon.
The first test flight with a crew took place in May of this year. For the past nine years, Russian Soyuz spacecraft have delivered American astronauts into orbit.