Two SpaceX crew spacecraft are now docked to the space station, as the Crew-2 mission arrives

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When does spacex dock with ISS?

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft docks with the International Space Station. SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft docked with the International Space Station Saturday at 5:08 a.m. Eastern, nearly 24 hours after lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and two minutes ahead of schedule. Washington PostSpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft docks with International Space Station, Crew-2 is greeted by Crew-1

What is spacex launch?

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched its Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station, achieving a takeoff with both a pre-used capsule and rocket for the first time as it sent four astronauts, two from NASA, into orbit. The Wall Street JournalSpaceX Launch Reaches Space Station in Latest NASA Mission

What time is spacex launch?

SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station early Friday morning, marking the Elon Musk-led company's second regular flight there with humans aboard. The launch took place 5:49 a.m. Eastern time from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Los Angeles TimesSpaceX launches astronauts to space station

Who are the four astronauts launching today?

The launch kicked off SpaceX's Crew-2 mission, which will carry four astronauts — NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japanese spaceflyer Akihiko Hoshide — on a 24-hour flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Space.comSpaceX launches 4 astronauts to space station, nails rocket landing

The second operational SpaceX crew mission arrived at the International Space Station early on Saturday morning, carrying four astronauts for a six month stay in space.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft 'Endeavour,' which launched on a Falcon 9 rocket the day before, docked with the ISS at 5:22 a.m. EDT. The capsule carries an international cadre of astronauts: NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA's Akihiko Hoshide and ESA's Thomas Pesquet.

"Welcome to ISS, we are so excited to have you aboard," NASA astronaut and space station commander Shannon Walker said.

The Crew-2 mission temporarily brings the total number of astronauts on board the orbiting research laboratory to 11.

Endeavour joins another Crew Dragon spacecraft, 'Resilience,' which arrived at the space station in November carrying astronauts for the Crew-1 mission. SpaceX is planning to return Resilience to Earth with the four Crew-1 astronauts on Wednesday, April 28.

The Crew-2 mission marks additional firsts for SpaceX as well, with the company reusing both a rocket and a capsule for the mission, with Endeavour previously flying the Demo-2 mission and the Falcon 9 rocket booster previously launching the Crew-1 mission. Additionally, SpaceX surpassed the total number of astronauts launched to space under the Mercury program that began in 1958.

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