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Events of Interest: Week of October 7-12, 2012

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 07-Oct-2012
Updated: 07-Oct-2012 02:09 PM

The following events may be of interest in the coming week -- beginning today actually (weather permitting).  Congress is in recess, except for pro forma sessions, until after the elections.

During the Week

If the weather cooperates, SpaceX will launch the first operational commercial cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) tonight (Sunday) at 8:35 pm ET.  The forecast is only 60% for favorable weather so it's a bit iffy for today, but the weather improves tomorrow and Tuesday, so hopefully it wil get off successfully then if not today.  Designated "SpaceX CRS-1" for SpaceX's first Commercial Resupply Services mission, it should arrive at the ISS on Wednesday if it launches today, where ISS crew members Suni Williams and Aki Hoshide will berth it to the space station using Canadarm2.  NASA will cover the launch and berthing on NASA TV.

Also during the week, the GEOINT 2012 conference will take place in Orlando and several NASA or FAA advisory committees/subcommittees will meet.  Also, World Space Week continues through October 10, with activities around the world.

Sunday, October 7

Sunday-Wednesday, October 7-10

Monday-Thursday, October 8-11

Tuesday, October 9

Tuesday-Wednesday, October 9-10

Wednesday, October 10

Wednesday-Friday, October 10-12

 Friday, October 12


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