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NASA Television to Air Upcoming Space Station Cargo Ship Activities

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Television will air live the departure of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft and the launch and docking of another to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) Monday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 9.

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The ISS Progress 54 cargo ship, which arrived at the orbiting laboratory in February, will undock from the space station's Pirs docking compartment at 9:58 a.m. EDT April 7. It will move well away from the station for experimental tests before its planned deorbit into Earth's atmosphere Friday, April 18. NASA TV coverage of the undocking will begin at 9:45 a.m.

On April 9, the ISS Progress 55 cargo craft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:26 a.m. (9:26 p.m. in Baikonur) on an expedited six-hour journey to the orbital outpost. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 10:15 a.m. Later that day, the incoming cargo craft, loaded with almost 3 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the space station crew, will dock to Pirs at 5:16 p.m. NASA TV coverage of docking will begin at 4:45 p.m.

 

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

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv 

For b-roll and other media resources, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/stationnews

For more information on the International Space Station, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/station

 

Rachel Kraft 
Headquarters, Washington  
202-358-1100 
[email protected]

Dan Huot 
Johnson Space Center, Houston 
281-483-5111 
[email protected]

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