NASA TV to Air Cargo Ship Arrival at ISS

HOUSTON, April 27 (UPI) — NASA television says it will broadcast the arrival of an unpiloted Russian cargo spacecraft at the International Space Station.

The Progress 37 spacecraft — scheduled to dock with the station at 12:34 p.m. EDT Saturday — will deliver food, fuel and supplies to the space station crew.


NASA said its coverage of the spacecraft’s arrival will begin at noon EDT Saturday with commentary.

Expedition 23 Commander Oleg Kotov, along with cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Mikhail Kornienko and astronauts T.J. Creamer, Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Soichi Noguchi will watch as the unpiloted craft automatically attaches to the space station’s Pirs Docking Compartment.

The cargo ship is carrying more than 2.5 tons of supplies for the six crew members. It is to be launched at 11:15 p.m. EDT Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

There will be no NASA TV coverage of the launch.

NASA television streaming video, downlink and schedule information is available at http://www.nasa.gov/ntv.

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