The unpiloted spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 8:56 a.m. EDT (5:56 p.m. Baikonur time) on Wednesday, May 24, on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA coverage will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website.


The Progress spacecraft will be placed into a two-orbit journey to the station, leading to an automatic docking to the Poisk module at 12:20 p.m. NASA coverage will resume at 11:30 a.m. for rendezvous and docking.


The spacecraft will remain at the orbiting laboratory for approximately six months, then undock for a destructive but safe re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere to dispose of trash loaded by the crew.


The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that enables research not possible on Earth. For more than 22 years, NASA has supported a continuous U.S. human presence aboard the orbiting laboratory, through which humans have learned to live and work in space for extended periods of time. The space station is a springboard for the development of a low Earth orbit economy and NASA’s next great leaps in exploration, including missions to the Moon under Artemis and ultimately, human exploration of Mars.


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Lora Bleacher
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Sandra Jones
Johnson Space Center, Houston
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