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PROGRESS 25 LAUNCHED



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C#31468

A new Progress freighter launched to the International Space Station 
Friday at 11:25 p.m. EDT with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and 
other supplies and equipment aboard.

The station's 25th Progress unpiloted cargo carrier will bring to the 
orbiting laboratory more than 1,050 pounds of propellant, almost 100 
pounds of air, more than 925 pounds of water and 3,042 pounds of dry 
cargo  a total of 5,125 pounds.

+ Read about the Progress 25 launch 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_progress25_launch.html> 


In preparation for the arrival of the cargo craft on Tuesday, the 
Expedition 15 crew spent some time Friday brushing up on training with 
the telerobotically operated rendezvous system they would use to 
manually guide in the Progress 25 cargo craft for docking in the 
unlikely event its automated system encountered a problem.

On Sunday, May 13, Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, along with Commander 
Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov, will deliver a special 
message from the space station to Jamestown, Va., as part of the 
Jamestown Anniversary Weekend. NASA Administrator Mike Griffin will 
introduce the space explorers to a crowd expected to include President 
George Bush and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine.

+ Read more about NASA and the Jamestown Anniversary Weekend 
<http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/everydaylife/jamestown2007.html>
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