[sarex] ISS Progress 22 Ready for Undocking Toda
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*ISS Progress 22 Ready for Undocking Today*
iss013e38937 -- An ISS Progress 20 cargo craft undocks from the station
Image above: The ISS Progress 20 cargo craft undocks from the station on
June 19, 2006. Image credit: NASA.
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The ISS Progress 22 cargo craft will undock from the International Space
Station today at 6:29 p.m. EST. The Russian-built spacecraft, which is
carrying discarded items, will then enter the Earth's atmosphere three
hours later and burn up safely. The undocking clears the station’s Pirs
Docking Compartment for the arrival of a new cargo craft on Friday, Jan.
The ISS Progress 24 will launch Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome
in Kazakhstan at 9:12 p.m. The cargo craft is delivering propellant,
oxygen, spacewalk gear and clothing.
The Progress launch is also commemorating the 100th birthday of Sergei
Korolev who was born Jan. 12, 1907. Korolev is recognized as the "Great
Designer" of Soviet spacecraft.
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