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Progress Docks with International Space Station

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After four days in space, a Russian Progress M1-9 docked with the International Space Station on Sunday afternoon at 1701 GMT (1:01pm EDT). The unmanned cargo vessel carries 2.6 tons of food, fuel and equipment for the station. The operation took a little longer than normal because Russian controllers used the opportunity to test the Kurs automated docking system employed on the Zvezda module.

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Oct 1, 2002, 12:00am

Atlantis Countdown Begins

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The countdown for the launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis began over the weekend, keeping it on track for launch Wednesday morning some time between 1800 and 2200 GMT. Weather forecasters are calling for a 60% chance of favourable weather; although, Hurricane Lili is heading towards the US coast. Atlantis will dock with the International Space Station, and the six-astronaut crew will perform three spacewalks to attach the S-1 Truss. This will also be an opportunity for NASA to test out how well they repaired the tiny cracks recently discovered in the shuttle fleet fuel lines.

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Sep 30, 2002, 11:25pm

New Camera Will Give a Bird's Eye View of Shuttle Launch

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NASA is now offering the most innovative new point of view to television viewers since the Astronaut-Cam. They've attached a camera onto the top of the Space Shuttle Atlantis' external fuel tank. The camera points down at the shuttle orbiter's front and belly as well as one of the solid booster rockets. The feed from the camera will be broadcast on NASA television during the launch.

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Sep 29, 2002, 11:45pm

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