NASA will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Roscosmos cargo spacecraft that will carry about three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the crew aboard the International Space Station.
The unmanned Progress 87 resupply spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 10:25 pm EST on Wednesday, February 14 (8:25 am Baikonur time, Thursday, February 15), on a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The Progress spacecraft will be placed in orbit for a two-day journey to the space station, culminating in an automatic docking to the aft port of the Zvezda service module at 1:12 a.m. on Saturday, February 17. NASA coverage of the encounter and docking will begin at 12:30 a.m.
The International Space Station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that enables research not possible on Earth. For more than 23 years, NASA has supported a continued American human presence aboard the orbital laboratory, through which astronauts have learned to live and work in space for long periods of time. The space station is a springboard for the development of a low-Earth orbit economy and NASA’s next big leaps in exploration, including missions to the Moon under Artemis and, ultimately, human exploration of Mars.
Learn more about the space station, its research and its crew at:
Johnson Space Center, Houston