NASA Television to Broadcast Launch, Docking of Space Station Cargo Ship

Two Russian spacecraft docked to the International Space Station, (bottom left) the Soyuz MS-09 crew ship and (top left) the Progress 70 cargo craft, are pictured as the orbital complex orbited nearly 262 miles above New Zealand. Credits: NASA
Two Russian spacecraft docked to the International Space Station, (bottom left) the Soyuz MS-09 crew ship and (top left) the Progress 70 cargo craft, are pictured as the orbital complex orbited nearly 262 miles above New Zealand. Credits: NASA

A Russian Progress cargo ship is scheduled to launch on a three-hour flight to the International Space Station Thursday, April 4. Live coverage of the spacecraft’s launch and arrival will begin at 6:45 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the residents of the orbiting laboratory, the Progress 72 spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 7:01 a.m. (4:01 p.m. Baikonur time) on a Soyuz booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Progress will orbit Earth twice then rendezvous with the station, where it will dock to the Pirs docking compartment on the Russian segment of the complex. Live coverage of its arrival and docking will begin at 9:45 a.m., with docking scheduled for 10:25 a.m.

The spacecraft will remain at the orbital outpost until late July.

Get breaking news, images and features from the space station on Instagram and Twitter at:

https://instagram.com/iss

and

https://www.twitter.com/Space_Station

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Marcus
March 31, 2019 6:29 pm

OMG……NASA is colluding with the Russians ! LOL

Greg
Reply to  Marcus
April 1, 2019 1:46 am

I hope they send up an XXL space suit for the US astronaut so they can complete the “gender equality” milestone of having a completely sexist , non gender-equal spacewalk. Having “all women” events is essential in proving that we are all equal and that sex has no role in the choice of the best person to do a job … except when excluding men for not other reason than gender. Oops.

Tom Abbott
March 31, 2019 7:05 pm

Maybe Trump can put a little life back in the American space program.

tweak
Reply to  Tom Abbott
March 31, 2019 7:55 pm

Dunno, they ever stop doing Muslim outreach under O’Bast $#!?

markl
Reply to  tweak
March 31, 2019 8:18 pm

“Dunno, they ever stop doing Muslim outreach under O’Bast $#!?” Grrrrr. Blatant misuse of authority and tax revenue. And they wonder why Trump was elected. Even the GOP Congress ignored what was happening fearing they would be called anti Muslim if they spoke up. PC played to the hilt by both sides.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  tweak
April 1, 2019 4:35 am

Well, come to think of it, I don’t know if NASA has stopped the Muslim outreach or not.

What it amounted to was mainly sending some Pakistani kids to Space Camp. Don’t know if they are still sending them. The Swamp hasn’t been completely drained yet and Obama flunkies are still embedded in government, so there’s a chance the program might still be active.

Joel O'Bryan
March 31, 2019 8:19 pm

Trump’s NASA is colluding with the Russians?
Don’t tell CNN.

Paul R Johnson
March 31, 2019 9:17 pm

Trump is the first President in a long time to view space exploration as a hallmark of American Exceptionalism and to embrace it with enthusiasm. He mentions it in every major speech and seeks to return the U.S. to leadership in space. Ad Astra.

E J Zuiderwijk
April 1, 2019 4:11 am

Today is … expect everything to go wrong.

April 1, 2019 7:20 am

Three tons of ‘take out”.
Quite the delivery!!!

James Schrumpff
April 1, 2019 12:31 pm

🎶 “A three-hour flight…”🎶

David A Smith
Reply to  James Schrumpff
April 1, 2019 1:29 pm

The climate started getting rough
The tiny ship was tossed
If not for the courage of the Russian Bots
The capsule would be lost

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