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ISS PROGRESS 25 SUPPLY SHIP READY FOR LAUNCH



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT   A/C #31468

*Resupply Craft Set to Dock With Station Early Tuesday*

ISS Progress 25 launch Image above: The ISS Progress 25 spacecraft 
launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
 Photo Credit: NASA/Mark Bowman

TO VIEW IMAGE GO TO:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

A new Progress cargo craft is scheduled to dock with the International 
Space Station on Tuesday around 1:10 a.m. EDT. The ISS Progress 25, 
loaded with more than 2.5 tons of fuel, air, water and other supplies 
and equipment, launched Friday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

On Monday, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov 
participated in one more practice session with the Toru telerobotically 
operated rendezvous system. The crew would use Toru to manually guide in 
the Progress 25 cargo craft for docking in the unlikely event its 
automated system encountered a problem.

Live NASA TV coverage of the Progress docking begins at 12:30 a.m.

+ Watch NASA TV <http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html>
+ Read about the Progress 25 launch 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_progress25_launch.html> 


Flight Engineer Sunita Williams, along with Yurchikhin and Kotov, 
delivered a special message on Sunday from the space station to 
Jamestown, Va., as part of the Jamestown Anniversary Weekend. NASA 
Administrator Mike Griffin introduced the space explorers to a crowd 
that included 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>
+ View video 
<javascript:watchNASAOnDemandTV('http://anon.nasa-global.edgesuite.net/anon.nasa-global/ccvideos/sts-116/windows/jamestown.asx')> 

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