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Melissa Mathews
Headquarters, Washington
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Kylie Clem
Johnson Space Center (JSC), Houston
281/483-5111
06.17.05
 
NOTE TO EDITORS : M05-100
 
 
NASA TV Covering Progress Docking to Space Station
 
 
When a fresh shipment of supplies arrives at the International Space Station, NASA TV will broadcast it live. Coverage begins Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT. The Progress supply craft is scheduled to dock to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module at approximately 8:44 p.m. EDT, June 18.

The automated spacecraft, the 18th Progress to visit the Station, has more than two tons of supplies for the Expedition 11 crew, Commander Sergei Krikalev and NASA Science Officer John Phillips. The cargo includes a six-month supply of food, spare parts, water and oxygen. The Progress also has camera gear for Station crews to use to inspect approaching Space Shuttles.

The Progress launched yesterday at 7:09 p.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It's a two-day journey to the Station.

NASA TV is available on the Web and via satellite in the continental U.S. on AMC-6, Transponder 9C, C-Band, at 72 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 3880.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz. It's available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7, Transponder 18C, C-Band, at 137 degrees west longitude. The frequency is 4060.0 MHz. Polarization is vertical, and audio is monaural at 6.80 MHz.

For NASA TV information and schedules on the Internet, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For information about the International Space Station and Expedition 11 mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
 

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