[sarex] PROGRESS 25 LAUNCHED
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Sat May 12 03:01:46 PDT 2007
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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
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
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