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# How Many Astronauts Does It Take to Move a Spacecraft? Insights from the International Space Station

TLDRFour astronauts recently moved a SpaceX Dragon capsule from one docking port to another on the International Space Station. If something goes wrong, astronauts need to be on board to take over. Dragon had to move to make room for the upcoming launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft.

## Key insights

🚀Astronauts are required on board the Dragon capsule in case something goes wrong during the spacecraft's movement.

🌌Dragon had to move to make space for the upcoming launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft.

🛰️The SpaceX Dragon capsule is capable of moving from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.

☄️If necessary, astronauts can use the Dragon capsule to return to Earth.

🌍The astronauts' ride home would be lost in space if they couldn't use the Dragon capsule.

## Q&A

Why do astronauts need to be on board during the spacecraft's movement?

Astronauts need to be on board in case something goes wrong, allowing them to take over or return to Earth if necessary.

What happens if the Dragon capsule can't move?

If the Dragon capsule can't move, astronauts wouldn't be able to make room for upcoming launches or return to Earth if needed.

Is the Dragon capsule the only spacecraft that can move on the International Space Station?

No, the Dragon capsule is one of the spacecraft that can move from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.

If necessary, astronauts can use the Dragon capsule as a means of transportation to safely return to Earth.

What would happen to astronauts if they couldn't use the Dragon capsule?

If astronauts couldn't use the Dragon capsule, their ride home would be lost in space, making it difficult for them to return to Earth.

## Timestamped Summary

00:00Four astronauts recently moved a SpaceX Dragon capsule from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.

00:07If something goes wrong, astronauts need to be on board to take over and use the Dragon capsule to return to Earth if necessary.

00:10The Dragon capsule had to move to make room for the upcoming launch of the Boeing Starliner spacecraft.

00:15The astronauts' ride home would be lost in space if they couldn't use the Dragon capsule.

00:20The Dragon capsule is one of the spacecraft that can move from one docking port to another on the International Space Station.

00:24Astronauts can use the Dragon capsule as a means of transportation to safely return to Earth if necessary.

00:28The Dragon capsule had to move to make space for the Boeing Starliner spacecraft launch.

00:50The Boeing Starliner spacecraft is set to launch next week, and everything is looking good for the mission.