Cristoforetti and Crew 4 arrived at the space station – during the night

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The spacecraft with Italian space is connected to the hatch of the International Space Station. Applause at NASA Center in Houston. Expedition 67-68 will last nearly six months

Successful docking in space. Samantha Cristoforetti with the Crew Dragon spacecraft It was named Freedom, in honor of the capsule that in 1961 brought the first American, Alan Shepard, into space Perfectly hooked on the slot of the International Space Station, International Space Station at 1.40 pm Italian time. Crew-4 has taken off yesterday since then NASA’s Kennedy Space Center On board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Once the station is docked, applause from Houston Texas Center The staff of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Space Agency X were a resounding nomad. It was an orbital chase before Elon Musk’s spacecraftThat lasted about 17 hours.

Immediately after opening the hatch separating the Crew Dragon Freedom capsule from the International Space Station (ISS), the crew of the Crew-4 mission began The second mission of Samantha Cristoforetti, MinervaOnce on their way to the orbiting lab, astronauts Bob Hines, Jessica Watkins and Kjell Lindgren of NASA, along with Cristoforetti ESA (European Space Agency)It would take nearly six months for the expedition 67-68: they’ll do it new scientific research in areas such as materials science, health technology, and plant sciences to prepare for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit. They are scheduled to return in mid-September.

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