RUSSIA: MIR UNDOCKS FROM PROGRESS T35 SUPPLY SHIP TO MAKE ROOM FOR ARRIVAL OF RELIEF CREW
- Title: RUSSIA: MIR UNDOCKS FROM PROGRESS T35 SUPPLY SHIP TO MAKE ROOM FOR ARRIVAL OF RELIEF CREW
- Date: 6th August 1997
- Summary: KOROLYOV, RUSSIA (AUGUST 6, 1997) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. TV: INTERIOR OF RUSSIAN MISSION CONTROL (3 SHOTS) 0.22 2. CU: MONITOR SCREENS IN MISSION CONTROL SHOWING PROGRESS SUPPLY SHIP UNDOCKING FROM MIR SPACE STATION 0.35 3. TV: MISSION CONTROL ROOM (2 SHOTS) 0.43 4. CU: MONITOR SCREENS IN MISSION CONTROL SHOWING PROGRESS SUPPLY SHIP UNDOCKING FROM MIR SPACE STATION 1.01 5. CU: DEPUTY FLIGHT DIRECTOR VICTOR BLAGOV SAYING "THE UNDOCKING TOOK PLACE ON SCHEDULE, WE HAVE REMOVED ALL EXCESS CARGO, INCLUDING OXYGEN SUPPLIES, WITH THIS CRAFT, INCLUDING FUEL FOR THE PROGRESS AND EXTRA FUEL FOR THE SPACE STATION (RUSSIAN) 1.41 6. TV: MISSION CONTROL 1.46 Initials s.3.2 - p.3.2 Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: KOROLYOV, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Duration: 00:01:48
- Story Text: INTRO: Russia's troubled space station Mir has undocked from its Progress supply ship to make room for a relief crew to arrive on Thursday.
-------------------------------------------------------------------- The undocking took place on Wednesday (August 6).
The Progress T-35 delivered oxygen, food, water and tools to Mir on July 7 after the space station collided with a previous supply ship on June 25 in the worst accident in its history.
The Progress will orbit the Earth until August 15 when the departure of the current crew will allow it to redock with Mir.
Deputy flight director Victor Blagov said the undocking took place on schedule.
The seven-metre (23-feet) long, 7,200 kilogramme (15,800 pound) Progress T-35 is now mostly filled with rubbish.
Space officials said undocking the Progress would create a parking space for cosmonaut Anatoly Solovyov and flight engineer Pavel Vinogradov, who blasted off from Earth on Tuesday (August 5) and are expected to arrive in their Soyuz TM-26 capsule at Mir on Thursday (August 7) shortly after 1700 GMT.
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