Old SpaceX capsule delivers new crew to space station

Dragon capsule docks autonomously with orbiting outpost
APTOPIX SpaceX Crew Launch
Posted at 8:58 AM, Apr 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-24 15:16:48-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A recycled SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts has arrived at the International Space Station, a day after launching from Florida.

The Dragon capsule docked autonomously with the orbiting outpost on Saturday.

This is SpaceX's third crew flight, but the first to use a vehicle that's flown before.

The Dragon capsule was used on SpaceX's first crew flight nearly a year ago.

The new arrivals -- representing the U.S., France and Japan -- will spend six months at the space station. They'll replace four astronauts who will return to Earth in their own Dragon capsule Wednesday.