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NASA TV To Air The Next Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2008
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NASA TV To Air The Next Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival

HOUSTON — The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies next week. NASA Television will broadcast its arrival live.

Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Greg Chamitoff are awaiting the arrival of the unpiloted ISS Progress 30 resupply craft, which will automatically dock to the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 4:01 p.m. CDT, Friday, Sept. 12. NASA TV coverage of the Progress’ arrival will begin at 3:30 p.m., with commentary and any downlink television that is available.

The cargo ship is carrying more than 2 tons of supplies for the station’s three crew members. The Progress is scheduled to be launched at 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA TV will not broadcast the launch.

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SpaceRef staff editor.