Astronauts will be transported by SpaceX’s Dragon Endeavor capsule to a new port on the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning (May 6), and you can watch the action live.
Endeavor, which carried the four astronauts from SpaceX’s Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station in early March, is scheduled to disengage from the space-facing port in the Harmony module at 7:10 a.m. (1110 GMT) Saturday and reassemble at Forward unit-facing port after 43 minutes.
You can watch it live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, or directly through the space agency (Opens in a new tab). Coverage will begin at 7 AM EST (1100 GMT).
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All four astronauts of Crew 6 — Stephen Bowen, Woody Hoburg of NASA, Sultan Al Neyadi of the Emirates, and Russian cosmonaut Andrei Fedyaev — will be aboard Endeavor during Saturday’s move.
Bowen and Hoburgh will act as commander and pilot, respectively. Neyadi and Fedyaev will play supporting roles during the transfer, which will make room for another Dragon on the International Space Station.
“Transfer Endeavor will open Upper Harmony Port for upcoming SpaceX CRS-28 cargo mission,” NASA officials wrote in the update (Opens in a new tab) on Friday (May 5), referring to a robotic resupply flight scheduled to launch in early June.
They added that “this enables the Canadarm2 robotic arm to reach out and access the cargo inside the box of the SpaceX Dragon resupply ship.”
This cargo includes a set of solar arrays being launched on the International Space Station, known as iROSAs, which are designed to augment the orbiting laboratory’s power supply.
Astronauts who have spacewalks have installed four of the six planned iROSAs on the outside of the International Space Station so far. When all six are up and running, NASA officials said, ISS astronauts will have 20% to 30% more juice to work with than they did before.
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