June 25, 2010

Station Crew Vehicle Will Move June 28 For Cargo Ship Arrival

NASA Television will broadcast live the repositioning of a Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station on Monday, June 28. The capsule's half-hour journey from the Zvezda Service Module to the Rassvet Module will begin at 12:58 p.m. CDT.

Expedition 24 Flight Engineer and Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Flight Engineers Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker will board the Soyuz TMA-19 vehicle that docked to Zvezda on June 18. They will fly the Soyuz vehicle a short distance to Rassvet. NASA TV coverage of the event will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The change of location will free the Zvezda port for the docking of a new Progress resupply vehicle on Friday, July 2. That port is the preferred location for the Progress, so it can help reboost the station and adjust its altitude. The Progress will carry 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies.

The resupply vehicle will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 30. NASA TV will not broadcast the launch, but will show the live coverage of Progress' docking at 11:55 a.m. on July 2. Live coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m.

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

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