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(CNN)A crew of astronauts aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docked at the International Space Station, concluding a one-day trip to rendezvous with the orbiting laboratory after launching from Florida early Thursday.
The capsule made first contact with the space station at 1:40 a.m. ET Friday and began opening the hatches at 3:45 a.m. EST.
The spacecraft was slated to dock with the ISS around 1:15 a.m. ET, but it was delayed as ground crews worked to troubleshoot an issue with a sensor on the capsule's docking hardware, which is used to latch the vehicle onto its port.
Engineers on the ground grappled with the same issue in the early hours of Thursday morning, just after the Crew Dragon capsule reached orbit. A faulty sensor had caused issues when trying to lift the spacecraft's nose cone, which protects the docking hardware during launch and is meant to pop open after reaching space. Ground teams, however, were able to use a backup system to fix the problem.
The capsule was then forced to hold its position on Friday morning as it sat about 70 feet (20 meters) from the space station, and engineers worked in real-time to find a solution.
About this mission
Hailing from three different countries, the Crew-6 team includes NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, a veteran of three space shuttle missions, and first-time flyer Warren "Woody" Hoburg. Sultan Alneyadi, who is the second astronaut from the United Arab Emirates to travel to space, and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev round out the crew.