Four new astronauts have arrived at the International Space Station
Eva Deschamps / April 28, 2022
Four new astronauts arrived at the International Space Station ISS on Wednesday night. Three Americans and an Italian woman were sent into space by a SpaceX rocket sixteen hours earlier from Cape Canaveral Space Station in Florida to the space station.
The Crew Dragon Freedom spacecraft docked with the ISS on Thursday, according to a communication from the European Space Agency ESA. On board the space shuttle were Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and American NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins. The quartet will stay on the space station for about six months. This is the fourth time that SpaceX, Elon Musk's space company, has flown astronauts to and from the ISS on behalf of the U.S. space agency NASA.