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Crew Dragon gets relocated to another docking port

Ahead of the arrival of Crew Dragon Endeavour in late April, Crew Dragon Resilience today, April 5, 2021, was relocated to another docking port at the International Space Station (ISS).

Undocking of Resilience from the forward docking port of the space station’s Harmony module occurred today at 10:30 UTC. After a short flight, the spacecraft succesfully docked with the space-facing docking port of the Harmony module at 11:08 UTC.

Resilience undocking from the forward docking port of the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV.
Resilience undocking from the forward docking port of the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV.
Resilience approaching the space-facing (zenith) docking port of the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV.
Resilience approaching the space-facing (zenith) docking port of the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV.
Crew Dragon Resilience docked to the zenith docking port of the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV.
Crew Dragon Resilience docked to the zenith docking port of the Harmony module. Credit: NASA TV.

During the relocation, Resilience was crewed by the four members of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, Michael Hopkins (NASA), Shannon Walker (NASA), Victor Glover (NASA) and Soichi Noguchi (JAXA), who were launched to the ISS onboard Resilience in November 2020.

The relocation was performed to open the forward docking port of the Harmony module for the Crew-2 spacecraft Endeavour, which is currently scheduled to launch on April 22, 2021 atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Endeavour will carry the two NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, as well as JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet.


Sources

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/04/05/nasa-tv-is-live-for-spacex-crew-ship-relocation/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDyhqqKWDg0

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