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:


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


Source: NASA

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