Progress Resupply Ship Docks With Station

Aug 06, 2007
ISS Progress 26 Docks to Station
Backdropped by the blackness of space, an unpiloted Progress supply vehicle approaches the International Space Station in May 2007. Credit: NASA

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 and supplies.

Source: NASA

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