Four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station on their first flight from a private company, and brought a guest with them.
NASA astronaut Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Japanese JAXA space agency Soichi Noguchi astronauts docked with the ISS on Tuesday evening.
Russian cosmonauts Kate Rubins and Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of NASA were already on the ISS spacecraft and waiting to be greeted.
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Mr. Glover became the first African-American astronaut to make a long stay at the station as a crew member, while Noguchi became the third person to leave Earth in three different types of vehicles.
The crew traveled to Crew Dragon Resilience In the hands of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, it was launched on Monday using one of the company’s Falcon 9 reusable rockets.
In addition to the four astronauts, Crew Dragon also brought another special guest with important work.
Disney’s Baby Yoda plush toy Mandalorian they traveled with astronauts to indicate when they arrived at microgravity.
Toys are often used for this purpose, and the astronauts on board indicate when the craft reaches microgravity.
When a SpaceX module was used in a demonstration in May, NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley rode a dinosaur plush toy.
The crew will remain on the ISS for about six months to update, maintain and repair the outer space station for experiments and spacewalks.
They are also ready to have another crew on a second SpaceX flight in 2021.