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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Progress 46 to Launch to ISS Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Russian ISS Progress 46 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with NASA providing live television and internet coverage at 5:45 PM EST, Wednesday January 25, 2012. The is scheduled for 6:06 p.m. EST on Jan. 25 (5:06 a.m. Baikonur time Jan. 26).

For about 20-minutes on January 26, 2012, in between the launch and docking of Progress 46, the astronauts aboard the International Space Station will conduct a live link with thousands of students gathered at the University of Virginia's College at Wise to take 16 to 17 questions hosted by NASA Associate Administrator Leland Melvin. The Teaching from Space series will be televised by NASA-TV and webcast.

The next broadcast of the re-supply mission to the ISS will occur 2 days later, on Friday, Jan. 27. At that time, NASA television will carry the live images from space as the Progress 46 will automatically dock to the Pirs Docking Compartment at 7:08 p.m. The unpiloted cargo craft will deliver 2,050 pounds of propellant, 110 pounds of oxygen and air, 926 pounds of water and 2,778 pounds of maintenance and experiment hardware for the station crew.

1 comment:

mike said...

just thought i would leave a little comment. Read the blog everyday. You do great work. Keep it up!
/btw..after reading the comment it reads like a spam comment...lol. it's not. love space
mike lawson