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I've been constructing a space station, and up to this point, I've been using autonomous launch vehicles to put unmanned sections into orbit. But now it's time to have a permanent presence in orbit.

I've just docked my first crew transfer vehicle to the station hub, and now I want to transfer the crew to one of the Hitchhiker pods, but they don't want to seem to go through the docking ports I conveniently placed.

How can I move them onto the station without taking them on an EVA?

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As of the latest version (.18), the ability to transfer crew via docking ports has not been implemented. Fuel can be transferred without a problem, but crew, unfortunately, require EVA to populate the habitation modules.

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While there's no stock way to do it as far as 0.20.1, there's a fan-made plugin that implements that functionality and more:

http://forum.kerbalspaceprogram.com/showthread.php/24636-0-20-Kerbal-Crew-Manifest-v0-5-3-0-Released!-Create-Edit-Remove-Kerbals

It also lets you pre-populate the Hitchhiker pods when you launch them, if you so desire.

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