22 September 2021,   00:16
Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule links up with space station

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with, and entered the International Space Station (ISS).

Their Dragon capsule - supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company - attached to the bow section of the orbiting lab 422km above China.

After a wait for leak, pressure and temperature checks, the pair disembarked to join the Russian and American crew already on the ISS.

Hurley and Behnken launched from Florida on May 30. Theirs is the first crew outing launched from American soil since the retirement of the NASA shuttles nine years ago.