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NASA TV to cover next space station cargo ship arrival

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Old August 7th 04, 11:04 AM
Jacques van Oene
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Default NASA TV to cover next space station cargo ship arrival

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington August 6, 2004
(Phone: 202/358-1272)

Kyle Herring
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

RELEASE: N04-119


NASA Television will provide live coverage of and commentary
on the next cargo ship arrival to the International Space
Station. Coverage will begin at midnight EDT on Friday,
August 13 and extend into the early morning hours of
Saturday. The automated Russian Progress, the 15th spacecraft
of its kind to visit the Station, is scheduled to dock at
1:02 a.m. EDT.

The new Progress is carrying almost three tons of food, fuel,
water and supplies to Expedition 9 Commander Gennady Padalka
and Flight Engineer/NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke, who
are in the fourth month of a six-month mission on the
Station. The Progress also contains clothing and personal
items for the next Station residents, who will arrive in

The Progress vehicle will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
in Kazakhstan at
1:03 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Aug. 11, for its three-day trip to
the Station. There will be no live video of the launch.

For more information about NASA on the Internet, visit:


NASA Television has moved to a different satellite and is now
seen in the continental United States on AMC-6, at 72 degrees
west longitude, Transponder 9, 3880 MHz, vertical
polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. In Alaska or Hawaii, NASA TV
will now be seen on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude,
Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at
6.8 MHz. Information about NASA TV is available online at:




Jacques :-)



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