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If Crew Dragon can dock autonomously, why is there a crew aboard when they change from docking port to another?

If the capsule were to fail to autonomously redock successfully, the crew would not be able to use it to return to Earth. Therefore, the crew rides in the capsule so that if does not redock ...
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If Crew Dragon can dock autonomously, why is there a crew aboard when they change from docking port to another?

Every ISS crew member must always have a seat on a lifeboat available at any time. I'm pretty sure this is dictated by ISS Flight Rules, and I'm pretty sure there are members here that have access to ...
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