A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying four astronauts aboard spacecraft lifted off Sunday evening as part of the company’s first operational mission to the International Space Station under a partnership with NASA, TechCrunch reported Monday.

Crew Dragon launched 7:27 p.m Eastern time at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker plus Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Soichi Noguchi bound for the orbiting laboratory.