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June 20, 2002

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1726)

Eileen Hawley
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

RELEASE: N02-45

Space Station Resupply-Ship Activities Carried Live on NASA Television

The undocking of a Russian Progress supply spacecraft from the International Space Station and the arrival of a new Progress ship will be covered live June 25 and June 29 on NASA Television.

The Progress 7, which delivered supplies to the station several months ago, will undock from the Zvezda service module's aft docking port at around 2 a.m. CDT on June 25. Coverage of the undocking and available television through Russian ground stations will begin on NASA TV at 1:30 a.m. CDT.

On June 26, the new Progress 8 supply vehicle will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a three-day ride to the orbiting research laboratory. There will be no coverage of the launch on NASA TV.

On Saturday, June 29, Progress 8 will link up to the Zvezda module at around 1:20 a.m. CDT. Commentary and coverage will begin on NASA TV at 1 a.m. CDT.

NASA TV can be found on GE-2, Transponder 9C, vertical polarization at 85 degrees West longitude, 3880 MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

Additional information is available on the Internet at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov

 

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