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NASA, ESA, ISS. Four astronauts reached the International Space Station. A six-month mission is ahead of them

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Four astronauts safely reached the International Space Station. Their mission there will be six months.

Three NASA astronauts and one ESA flew to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. Docking took place on Thursday (November 11) around 00.30 Polish time. The capsule was carried into space by a Falcon 9 reusable rocket. The crew began a six-month mission to the ISS.

NASA. Artemis mission

The crew consists of three American astronauts: 44-year-old flight commander Raj Chari, 61-year-old mission pilot Tom Marshburn, 34-year-old mission specialist Kayla Barron, and 51-year-old German astronaut Matthias Maurer.

Two of the crew are in the first group of 18 astronauts selected for the NASA Artemis mission to send humans back to the moon, including the first female, within the next few years.

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Main photo source: PAP / EPA / Joel Kowsky / NASA / HANDOUT

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