NASA TV to Broadcast Space Station Cargo Ship Arrival

ISS News

HOUSTON -- The residents of the International Space Station will receive a new shipment of fuel, food, supplies and holiday gifts on Sunday, Nov. 30. Docking of the cargo delivery spacecraft, known as ISS Progress 31, is set for 6:23 a.m. CST. NASA Television will begin coverage of the event at 5:45 a.m.

The unpiloted Russian resupply craft is carrying more than two tons of supplies for the station's crew, Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Yury Lonchakov and Sandy Magnus. The ISS Progress 31 launched at 6:38 a.m. Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA TV's broadcast will include commentary and available downlink television of the final hours of space shuttle Endeavour's STS-126 mission. Endeavour is scheduled to land Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

For NASA TV downlink, schedules and streaming video information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For more about the crew's activities and station sighting opportunities, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station

Source http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/nov/HQ_M08-239_Progres31_Docking.html

N5VHO – Sat, 2008 – 11 – 29 21:26

Radios off

The radios will be off for the progress docking. Looks like some chances for activity once the crew gets that bit of business taken care of and things get back to a normal schedule.

Kenneth - N5VHO
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Submitted by N5VHO on Sat, 2008-11-29 21:35.
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