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January 26, 2004

Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
202/358-1272

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



NOTE TO EDITORS: #N04-014

NASA ANNOUNCES LIVE COVERAGE OF SPACE STATION DOCKING

NASA Television will broadcast the arrival of the next Russian resupply vehicle to the International Space Station on Jan. 31 beginning at 6:30 a.m. CST. The Progress spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the Station at approximately 7:18 a.m. CST.

This Progress is the 13th spacecraft to resupply the Space Station. Equipped with 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies, the Progress is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:58 a.m. CST on Jan. 29. There will be no NASA TV coverage of the launch, but once the Progress reaches orbit, an International Space Station status report will be available on the Internet at:

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/station/

To make room for the new spacecraft, the Progress that arrived at the Station last August will be undocked and deorbited on Jan. 28. NASA TV will not cover undocking.

NASA Television is available on AMC-9, transponder 9C, C-Band, located at 85 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. For information about NASA TV on the Internet, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

Information about the International Space Station is available on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov



 

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