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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NASA TV to Show Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival

Stephanie Schierholz
Headquarters, Washington                                        
 
Kelly Humphries
Johnson Space Center, Houston

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 . NASA TV coverage of the new Progress' arrival at the station will begin at

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 on Thursday, Jan. 27 ( 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 http://www.nasa.gov/station.

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

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