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Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-4769)

James Hartsfield
Johnson Space Center, Houston
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

May 21, 2004
NASA Announces Space Station Supply Craft Launch & Docking
The next Russian Progress (14) supply spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS) will launch Tuesday, May 25, and dock Thursday, May 27.

To make room for the new spacecraft, the Progress that arrived at the ISS in January will be undocked on Monday. There will be no NASA TV coverage of the undocking.

The Progress spacecraft, carrying 3,000 pounds of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 9 ISS crew, is scheduled to launch Tuesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 8:34 a.m. EDT. There will be no television coverage of the launch, but a status report will be issued when the spacecraft reaches orbit.

NASA TV will broadcast the docking live starting Thursday at 9 a.m. EDT. The actual docking is scheduled at approximately 9:55 a.m. EDT. NASA TV 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. The live NASA TV coverage of the docking will also be webcast at:

For information about the International Space Station on the Internet, visit:


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