SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The landmark mission is years in the making and is helping usher in a new era of space travel.
The crew are conducting safety procedures before opening the hutch and entering what will be their home for the next six months.
Before docking, the crew slept for about eight hours and were awakened by mission control with the iconic song "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.
Once aboard the ISS, the astronauts will conduct an array of experiments, including one that involves iPS stem cells that may help pave the way for humans to regrow body parts.
Japan's Noguchi Soichi is among the four astronauts. He is expected to appear in live broadcasts from a studio inside the Japan-developed lab named "Kibo," which means hope.
The crew named their spacecraft "Resilience" in order to give hope to people overcoming hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.