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NASA TV Airs Arrival of Next Space Station Cargo Ship



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

> Oct. 20, 2006
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> Allard Beutel
> Headquarters, Washington
> 202-358-4769
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> James Hartsfield
> Johnson Space Center, Houston
> 281-483-5111
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> NASA TV AIRS ARRIVAL OF NEXT SPACE STATION CARGO SHIP
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> The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new 
> shipment of food, fuel and supplies Thursday, Oct. 26, and NASA TV 
> will broadcast its arrival live.
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> After launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Monday, 
> Oct. 23, the ISS Progress 23 spacecraft will dock to the station at 
> 10:28 a.m. EDT Oct. 26. NASA TV will not cover the launch of the 
> cargo ship, but live coverage of the docking begins at 10 a.m. EDT. 
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> The Progress will bring more than two tons of supplies to the crew. 
> Aboard the station are Expedition 14 Commander Mike Lopez-Alegria and 
> Flight Engineers Mikhail Tyurin and Thomas Reiter. Lopez-Alegria and 
> Tyurin are in the second month of a one half-year stay in space. 
> Reiter has been aboard the station since July. He is scheduled to 
> return to Earth aboard Space Shuttle Discovery in December. 
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> For NASA TV downlink, schedule and streaming video information, visit: 
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> http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
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> For more about the space station crew's activities and sighting 
> opportunities, visit:
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> http://www.nasa.gov/station
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