SpaceX capsule docks with International Space Station

A SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Monday, the first of what the US hopes will be many routine missions, news wires reported.

The three US astronauts and one Japanese astronaut awoke at noon (1700 GMT) on Monday from their scheduled eight-hour sleep in low-Earth orbit to the hit 1980s song "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins. "We hope you enjoyed your first night aboard Dragon," SpaceX flight controller Jay Aranha told Crew Dragon commander Mike Hopkins, speaking on a line from the company’s Hawthorne, California, headquarters.

“It was a very nice night onboard Resilience,” Hopkins replied from the capsule. They name it Resilience in a nod to the coronavirus pandemic. Another US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts awaited their arrival on the ISS.

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