SpaceX Capsule Arrives at International Space Station

Successful journey carried four astronauts.

The International Space Station will be home for the next six months for four astronauts who arrived safely in the SpaceX capsule.

The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight from NASA’S Kennedy Space Center.  The linkup occurred 262 miles above Idaho.

The four astronauts named their capsule Resilience to provide hope and inspiration during an especially difficult year for the entire world.

This is the second astronaut mission for SpaceX, but the first time the crew was delivered for a half-year stay. The three Americans and one Japanese astronaut will remain at the orbiting lab until their replacements arrive on another Dragon in April. For now, that is how it will go, with SpaceX—and eventually Boeing—transporting astronauts to and from the station for NASA.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the four astronauts who were added to the crew at the International Space Station and the many scientific experiments they will conduct.
  • With gratitude for the excellence of the engineering and performance teams at SpaceX and NASA.
  • For God to be glorified in the exploration and discoveries in space.

Sources: AP, Wall Stree Journal


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