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November 21, 2013

Rachel Kraft
Headquarters, Washington

Josh Byerly
Johnson Space Center, Houston

NASA Television Airs Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

NASA Television will broadcast the Monday, Nov. 25, launch and the Friday, Nov. 29, docking of an unpiloted Russian resupply spacecraft, loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six Expedition 38 crew members aboard the International Space Station.

The Progress 53 cargo ship is scheduled to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:53 p.m. EST Monday (2:53 a.m. Baikonur time Nov. 26). Live coverage of the launch on NASA TV will begin at 3:30 p.m.

The Progress vehicle will pass within a mile of the station Nov. 27 to test an upgraded automated rendezvous system, then return for docking Nov. 29. Video of the flyby will be recorded and replayed as part of docking coverage.

The Progress 53 craft is scheduled to complete its automated docking to the aft port of the space station's Zvezda service module at 5:28 p.m. EST Nov. 29. NASA TV coverage will begin at 4:45 p.m.

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