[sarex] Docks to Station
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Tue Aug 7 11:49:42 PDT 2007
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 .
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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
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