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September 19, 2002

Dwayne Brown
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-1012

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-1012

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281/483-5111

RELEASE: N02-66

Space Station Supply Ship Coverage on NASA TV

The undocking of a Russian Progress supply vehicle from the International Space Station and the arrival of a new Progress spacecraft will be covered on NASA Television, beginning next week.

The Progress 8 capsule will undock from the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 9:57 a.m. EDT, with coverage of its departure beginning on NASA TV at 9:30 a.m.

The undocking will clear the way for the Sept. 25 launch of the new Progress 9 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying food, fuel and supplies for Expedition Five Commander Valery Korzun, NASA Science Officer Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Sergei Treschev.

The Expedition Five crew is in the fourth month of a nearly six-month long mission on the outpost. The Progress is also carrying supplies for the new Expedition Six crew, which will arrive at the space station in November. There will be no television of the Progress 9 launch, but a written status report will be issued once it is in orbit.

The docking of the Progress 9 to Zvezda is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 29, and NASA TV will provide live coverage of its arrival, beginning at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

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 about Expedition Five and the International Space Station is available on the Internet at:

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov

 

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