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NASA TV To Broadcast Cargo Ship Arrival At Space Station

October 14, 2009

The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of food, fuel and supplies at 8:41 p.m. CDT on Saturday, Oct. 17. NASA Television’s coverage of the ship’s arrival at the station will begin at 8:15 p.m.

The Russian ISS Progress 35 cargo ship, filled with more than two tons of supplies for the station, is set to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8:14 p.m. There will be no television coverage of the launch.

Expedition 21 Commander Frank De Winne and Flight Engineers Jeff Williams, Nicole Stott, Roman Romanenko, Max Suraev and Bob Thirsk will observe the event from aboard the station as the unpiloted craft automatically docks to the station’s Pirs Docking Compartment.

For NASA Television streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station




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