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NEW CARGO SHIP TO DOCK TO ISS




Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC

Rob Navias
Johnson Space Center, Houston             January 29, 2003
(Phone: 281/483-5111)

Allard Beutel
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-0951)

NEW CARGO SHIP DOCKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

     The tenth Russian Progress resupply vehicle to the 
International Space Station is scheduled to dock at 
approximately 9:55 a.m. EST, Tuesday, Feb. 4.

Commentary and coverage, originating from the Space Station Flight
Control Room at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, will be carried live
on NASA Television beginning at 9 a.m. EST. NASA TV is on GE-2,
Transponder 9C, vertical polarization at 85 degrees West longitude, 3880
MHz, with audio at 6.8 MHz.

The Progress Nine ship that arrived at the Station in 
September is scheduled to undock from the aft port of the 
Zvezda Service Module on Feb. 1. The new Progress launches from the
Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Feb. 2 for its two-day trip to the
Station. Neither the Progress Nine undocking nor the Progress 10 launch
will be televised.

Progress 10 will carry supplies for the Expedition Seven 
crew, which arrives at the Space Station in March. It will 
also carry repaired components for the Destiny laboratory 
Microgravity Science Glovebox that experienced a power 
failure last November.

Expedition Six Commander Ken Bowersox, Flight Engineer 
Nikolai Budarin and NASA Station Science Officer Don Pettit are in the
third month of their four-month mission on board the Space Station. The
crew will unload the Progress shortly 
after docking. Pettit will immediately begin work on the 
Microgravity Science Glovebox, so it can be reactivated to 
support all planned science investigations before the end of the
Expedition 6 mission.

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