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Biggest space station crowd in decade after SpaceX arrival

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Apr 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 11:49:10-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station's population has swelled to 11 with the arrival of SpaceX's third crew capsule in less than a year. It's the biggest crowd up there in more than a decade.

A recycled SpaceX capsule carrying four astronauts arrived at the space station on Saturday, a day after launching from Florida.

The new arrivals — representing the U.S., France and Japan — will spend six months at the space station. They'll replace four astronauts who will return to Earth in their own Dragon capsule Wednesday.