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Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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Michael Curie
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-4715

05.07.08
 
RELEASE : M08-090
 
 
NASA TV to Air 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, and NASA Television will broadcast its arrival live.

Expedition 17 Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Garrett Reisman will be standing by as the unpiloted ISS Progress 29 resupply craft automatically docks to the Earth-facing port on the Zarya module at 4:37 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 16. NASA TV coverage of the new Progress' arrival will begin at 4 p.m. with commentary and available downlink television.

The cargo ship is carrying more than two tons of supplies for the three crew members. It will be launched at 3:22 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA TV will not broadcast the launch.

For NASA TV streaming video, schedules and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more information about the space station and the Expedition 17 crew, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station
 

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