June 21, 2006
Johnson Space Center, Houston
MEDIA ADVISORY: M06-105
NASA ANNOUNCES STATION CARGO CRAFT ARRIVAL AND NEWS CONFERENCE
The International Space Station crew will receive a new shipment of
food, fuel and supplies Monday, June 26, and they will host a news
conference at 8:54 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 27. Both events will be
broadcast live on NASA TV.
In their third month in space, Expedition 13 Commander Pavel
Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Jeff Williams will monitor the
Progress 22 resupply craft as it automatically docks to the station
at approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT June 26. NASA TV docking coverage
will begin at 11:30 a.m. EDT.
Vinogradov and Williams will discuss their flight during the news
conference on Tuesday. Reporters at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center,
Fla.; Johnson Space Center, Houston; and NASA Headquarters in
Washington may ask questions. The crew will be in the final days of
preparation for the arrival of the Space Shuttle Discovery. It is
scheduled to launch July 1 on mission STS-121.
The Progress cargo craft, the twenty-second to visit the station, is
set to launch June 24 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan,
carrying approximately 5,000 pounds of supplies. NASA will issue a
status report confirming the cargo craft’s launch. The launch will
not be broadcast on NASA TV.
For NASA TV schedules, digital downlink information and links to
streaming video, visit:
For International Space Station information, visit: