NASA to air International Space Station cargo ship launch, docking

NASA television has reported plans to air live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday, July 16, the company said.

Launch of the unpiloted Russian Progress 64 is scheduled for 5:41 p.m. Saturday (3:41 a.m. Baikonur time July 17) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft is set to dock to the Pirs docking compartment of the space station at 8:22 p.m. Monday, July 18. Progress 64 will spend more than six months docked at the station before departing in mid-January for its deorbit into the Earth´s atmosphere.