SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docks with ISS

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The SpaceX Crew Dragon docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday in its first crew rotation mission, according to the live stream from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

This NASA TV video grab shows Nasa's SpaceX Crew-1 mission aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it approaches the International Space Station with Earth visible in the distance on November 16, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The Crew Dragon automatically docked with the ISS at about 11:01 p.m. EST Monday (0401 GMT Tuesday), about 27 hours and a half after its launch from historic Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday.

The Crew Dragon spacecraft's first operational crew mission carried four astronauts to the ISS for a six-month stay.