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EXP 9 CREW LOADS CARGO SHIP



Submitted by Arthur - N1ORC - Amsat #31468

*CREW LOADS CARGO SHIP
*Aboard the International Space Station, the Expedition 9 crew prepared 
Wednesday for the departure of the Progress 
</station/assembly/elements/progress/index.html> 13 cargo ship. 
Commander Gennady Padalka and NASA ISS Science Officer Mike Fincke 
loaded trash and other unneeded items.

ISS Progress 13 is slated to undock from the Station at 4:17 a.m. CDT 
(0917 GMT) May 24. Then, Russian flight controllers will command the 
cargo vessel to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere to burn up.

A new cargo spacecraft, Progress 14, will launch from Baikonur 
Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 25. It will deliver its load of supplies 
and equipment to the ISS May 27.

The crew also oversaw science operations and routine maintenance on the 
orbital outpost.

*Great ISS Sightings Opportunities Available **Over U.S. *
The International Space Station's orbit will provide most of the 
continental United States with excellent sighting opportunities 
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, weather permitting. To find out viewing 
times for a particular city </realdata/sightings/cities/index.cgi> or 
location visit the Human Space Flight Web's SkyWatch 
</realdata/sightings/index.html> program. JUPITER WILL ECLIPSE WITH ISS 
AT APPROX 9:30EDT(0130 utc) ALONG THE EAST COAST




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