NASA Television will provide live coverage of and commentary on the Progress supply vehicle’s docking to the International Space Station beginning at 4 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Aug. 8.  Docking currently is targeted for 4:14 p.m. EDT.  The black-and-white camera on the Progress should be activated a few minutes prior to the linkup, showing the ISS as the cargo vehicle approaches.
    The module is scheduled for launch at 2:26 p.m. EDT Sunday, Aug. 6, atop a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  The launch will not be televised.  Following two days of rendezvous maneuvers, the vehicle will automatically dock to the newest station component, the Zvezda service module.
    Packed inside are clothes, computers, food and other supplies for use by the first permanent residents of the new complex.  The Progress will be unpacked by the crew of shuttle mission STS-106 when it arrives in early September.
    NASA TV can be located on GE-2, Transponder 9C at 85 degrees West longitude, vertical polarization, with a frequency of 3880 MHz, and audio of 6.8 MHz.  The Human Spaceflight website also
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