KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – The NASA Crew-3 astronauts docked at the International Space Station on Thursday night.
The crew arrived at the space station around 6:33 p.m., ahead of its original docking time of 7:10 p.m.
Liftoff was at 9:03 p.m. and the Dragon capsule separated from Falcon 9′s second stage around 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Three NASA astronauts — mission commander Raja Chari, pilot Thomas Marshburn and mission specialist Kayla Barron — are joined by European Space Agency (ESA) mission specialist Matthias Maurer, of Germany, for the six-month science mission on the International Space Station.
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This launch, originally scheduled for late October, but was delayed multiple times, mostly due to weather issues.
Crew-2 returned to Earth Monday, completing splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Pensacola following a 200-day research mission aboard the ISS.