Four astronauts (3 from NASA, 1 from JAXA) will wear their flight suits to relocate Crew Dragon Resilience from the Harmony port of the International Space Station (ISS) to the port of Harmony zenith. His relocation space vessel is scheduled for 5 April.
Last November, Crew-1 astronauts made a historic voyage with their Crew Dragon SpaceX to reach the ISS, after being launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With another Crew Dragon arrival and the delivery of new solar panels scheduled for later this year, the ISS must release the current Crew-1 spacecraft port at the station's Harmony hub.
The relocation "Will mark another first for commercial space flight", NASA said in a statement in late March. THE NASA TV will broadcast live the relocation effort from 3 a.m. (Pacific Time) on April 5.
Crew-1 members NASA's Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, as well as Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, will wear their flight suits to relocate the Crew Dragon Resilience. The process will take about 45 minutes.
The four astronauts will have to be in the vehicle if Resilience is unable to run aground, NASA said on March 31. This ensures that there are no more crew members at the station than are available seats.
On April 1, Hopkins tweeted about the Crew-1 as astronauts tested the SpaceX-designed space suits. In the tweet he wrote the following: "We will take a short ride with the Dragon to move from the front port of Harmony to the port of Harmony zenith, to make room for our new partners."
NASA plans to launch the mission Crew-2 in April using the spacecraft Crew Dragon Endeavor, which, when it arrives, will run aground at the front port. Crew-1 astronauts will return to Earth in late April or early May, leaving the other port open to send solar cell cargo set for this summer.