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Docks to Station



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

*ISS Progress 26 Docks to Station*

iss015e08028 -- An unpiloted Progress supply vehicle approaches the 
stationImage above: Backdropped by the blackness of space, an unpiloted 
Progress supply vehicle approaches the International Space Station . 
Credit: NASA

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

The ISS Progress 26 (P26) arrived at the International Space Station 
docking to the Pirs docking compartment at 2:40 p.m. EDT Sunday.

The station crew members, Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight 
Engineers Oleg Kotov and Clay Anderson had a busy day Sunday. Yurchikhin 
and Kotov monitored the approach of P26 carefully in case it would have 
been necessary to have manually docked the new cargo craft.

Meanwhile, Endeavour's launch was pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday 
at 6:36 p.m. That was done to give workers additional time to complete 
routine prelaunch activities. Station crew members held a conference by 
radio Friday morning with their future visitors of the Endeavour crew.

Progress 26 launched Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan 
at 1:34 p.m. It was loaded with 5,111 pounds of food, fuel, air, water 
and supplies.

+ Read more about the ISS Progress 26 docking 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/exp15_progress26_advancer.html>
+ Read more about Expedition 15 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition15/index.html>
+ View crew daily timelines 
<http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/timelines/index.html>
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