Crew-2 Arrives at International Space Station

The four new SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts joined the Expedition 65 crew today bringing the station population to 11. (Credit: NASA TV)

HOUSTON (NASA PR) — NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet  aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon have arrived at the International Space Station.

Crew-2 joins Expedition 65 crew of crew of Shannon WalkerMichael Hopkins,  Victor Glover, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, as well as  Soichi Noguchi of JAXA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy  and Pyotr Dubrov.

The crew members first opened the hatch between the space station and the pressurized mating adapter at 7:05 a.m. EDT then opened the hatch to Crew Dragon.

Follow along and get more information about the mission at:  http://www.nasa.gov/crew-2.  Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog@space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.