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In preparation for the arrival of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test, four crew members aboard the International Space Station will relocate the SpaceX Dragon crew spacecraft to a different docking port Thursday, May 2, to make way for Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft.
NASA will provide live coverage of the move beginning at 7:30 a.m. EDT on NASA+, NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website.
Starliner will autonomously dock to the forward-facing port of the Harmony module, delivering NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the space station.
This will be the fourth port relocation of a Dragon spacecraft with crew, following previous relocations during the Crew-1, Crew-2, and Crew-6 missions.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission launched March 3 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and docked to the space station March 5.
Crew-8, targeted to return this fall, is the eighth rotational crew mission from NASA and SpaceX as a part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
Learn more about space station activities by following @space_station and @ISS_Research on X, as well as the ISS Facebook, ISS Instagram, and the space station blog.
-end- Joshua Finch / Claire O’Shea Headquarters, Washington 202-358-1100 joshua.a.finch@nasa.gov / claire.a.o’shea@nasa.gov

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Four crew members on board the International Space Station will move the SpaceX Dragon crew spacecraft to a new docking port on Thursday, May 2, in order to make room for Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft ahead of NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m., NASA will broadcast live coverage of the relocation. m. EDT on the organization’s website, YouTube, NASA+, NASA Television, and the NASA app. Discover the different ways to watch NASA TV online, such as social media.

Beginning at 7:45 a.m., NASA astronauts Matt Dominick, Mike Barratt, and Jeanette Epps along with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin will undock from the forward-facing port of the station’s Harmony module. me. At 8:28 a.m., the spacecraft will then independently dock with the module’s space-facing port. M.

Flight controllers at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, and NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston have supported the relocation, which will free up Harmony’s forward-facing port for the Boeing Starliner spacecraft to dock for its maiden flight with astronauts in May. In order to deliver NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams to the space station, Starliner will autonomously dock to the Harmony module’s forward-facing port.

During the Crew-1, Crew-2, and Crew-6 missions, there have been three port relocations of Dragon spacecraft involving crew members, and this will be the fourth.

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission took off on March 3 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and on March 5 it docked with the space station. The eighth rotating crew mission from NASA and SpaceX as part of the organization’s Commercial Crew Program is called Crew-8, and it is scheduled to return this autumn.

Follow the ISS Facebook, ISS Instagram, the space station blog, and @space_station and @ISS_Research on X to find out more about what’s going on on the space station.

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Claire O’Shea and Joshua Finch.

Headquarters, Washington.

202-358-1101.

Jesus. claire at a . finch@nasa . gov. a. O’shea@nasa.gov.

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