The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, with its nose cone open, is pictured docked to the Harmony module's forward international docking adapter. The International Space Station was orbiting 264 miles above southern Brazil when this photograph was taken.

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First US Commercial Crew Port Relocation to Air Live on NASA TV

By: Discovery

On Monday, April 5, another first will occur for commercial space flight. For a look back at Crew-1's initial journey to the ISS, catch up on SPACE LAUNCH LIVE streaming now on discovery+.

April 01, 2021

The NASA Crew-1 Astronauts will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station to get ready for the impending arrival of the Crew-2 astronauts later this month. This action will relocate the Crew Dragon Resilience pod to the space-facing port of the ISS to open up the forward port for the arrival of Crew Dragon Endeavor. This action also makes room for a later delivery of new solar arrays for the ISS, set for this summer. This is the first time a relocation of a Crew Dragon spacecraft will happen.

Crew-1 is comprised of four astronauts ready for the challenge — Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi will return to Earth on a date this spring, to be determined.

There will be live coverage of this move on NASA TV beginning at 6A ET on Monday, April 5, with the estimated undocking to occur at 6:29A followed by the docking at 7:15A.

The estimated launch date for Crew-2 out of Cape Canaveral, Florida's Kennedy Space Center is set for April 22. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Aki Hoshida, and Thomas Pesquet will crew the Crew Dragon Endeavor.

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