Features

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington                                        
202-358-1100
stephanie.schierholz@nasa.gov
 
Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston
281-483-5111
kelly.o.humphries@nasa.gov
Jan. 26, 2011
 
MEDIA ADVISORY : M11-018
 
 
NASA TV to Show Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival
 
 
HOUSTON -- The residents of the International Space Station will receive a second shipment of food, fuel and supplies this week. NASA Television will provide a live broadcast of the Russian cargo ship's arrival Saturday, Jan. 29.

Expedition 26 Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineers Cady Coleman, Páolo Néspoli, Alexander Kaleri, Oleg Skripochka and Dmitry Kondratyev will be standing by as the 41st unpiloted Russian Progress resupply craft automatically berths to the Pirs docking compartment at 8:40 p.m. CST. NASA TV coverage of the new Progress' arrival at the station will begin at 8 p.m.

The cargo ship is carrying three tons of supplies for the six crew members. It is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:31 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27 (7:31 a.m. Baikonur time on Jan. 28). NASA TV will not provide coverage of the launch.

The shipment is set to arrive on the heels of the Jan. 27 rendezvous and arrival of the Kounotori2 H-II Transfer Vehicle 2 developed by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The European Space Agency's Automated Transfer Vehicle, Johannes Kepler, that is carrying additional supplies for the station is set to launch Feb. 15 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana.

For more information about these three upcoming cargo missions for the space station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station


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

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

 

- end -


text-only version of this release

NASA press releases and other information are available automatically by sending a blank e-mail message to hqnews-subscribe@mediaservices.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a blank e-mail message to hqnews-unsubscribe@mediaservices.nasa.gov.

Back to NASA Newsroom | Back to NASA Homepage