ISS crew gets ready for a delivery

May 10, 2007

The International Space Station crew was preparing for the arrival of a new Progress freighter spacecraft that will deliver more than 2.5 tons of supplies.

The unpiloted Progress 25 cargo spacecraft was to lift off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:25 p.m. EDT Friday carrying fuel, air, water and other supplies and equipment for the space station.

The 25th Progress carrier to be launched to the orbiting laboratory will carry more than 1,050 pounds of propellant, nearly 100 pounds of air, more than 925 pounds of water and 3,042 pounds of dry cargo. It is scheduled to dock with the station Tuesday, about 1:10 a.m. EDT.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration controllers in Houston said the spacecraft will use an automated system to dock at the space station, but Cmdr. Fyodor Yurchikhin will be at the controls of a manual docking system should his intervention be required.

Once its cargo is unloaded, Progress 25 will be filled with trash and station discards. It is scheduled to be undocked, deorbited and be incinerated upon re-entry July 20.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: NASA orders first ever commercial human spaceflight mission from Boeing

Related Stories

SpaceX cargo ship begins journey back to Earth (Update)

May 21, 2015

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon supply ship left the International Space Station Thursday and began its journey back to Earth where it will splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California, NASA said.

Russia loses control of unmanned spacecraft (Update)

Apr 29, 2015

Russia said Wednesday it had lost control of an unmanned spacecraft taking supplies to the International Space Station and it is plunging back to Earth but is likely to burn up in the atmosphere.

Radio silence as Russia tries to contact space cargo

Apr 28, 2015

Russia will try again in the coming hours to make contact with an unmanned cargo ship after communications were lost following the spacecraft's launch toward the International Space Station, NASA said Tuesday.

Synthetic muscle ready for launch to Space Station

Apr 09, 2015

Lenore Rasmussen's dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne on April 13 at 4:33 p.m. when her experiment ...

Recommended for you

What is lunar regolith?

May 29, 2015

When you're walking around on soft ground, do you notice how your feet leave impressions? Perhaps you've tracked some of the looser earth in your yard into the house on occasion? If you were to pick up some ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.