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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with the International Space Station

Three Americans and one Japanese astronaut on Nasa mission will remain at orbiting lab until their replacements arrive in April

SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts onboard has docked with the International Space Station, the crew’s home for the next six months.

The Dragon capsule arrived at 11.01pm ET after a 27-hour, completely automated flight from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There was a brief delay after the “sunset” threw shadows across the docking area, making it more difficult for the crew to monitor the procedure.

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