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A Cargo Ship has Finally Docked with the ISS

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Morenike Adebayo

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944 A Cargo Ship has Finally Docked with the ISS
The Progress M-28M spacecraft's successful launch. NASA.

After many failed attempts to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) with much-needed resources, an unmanned Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the orbital research laboratory on Sunday (July 5).

The cargo ship is transporting over 2,300 kilograms (5,000 pounds) of food, fuel, oxygen and scientific tools. Also carried up with these essentials were personal parcels for the crew of three aboard the ISS.


Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka and U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly form part of Expedition 44. Three more crew members will join them later this month.

After its launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the cargo ship named Progress M-28M circled Earth 34 times and then automatically docked with minimal supervision from the ISS crew.

"The transport cargo ship Progress M-28M has docked with the... Russian segment of the ISS at 10:11am Moscow time (0711 BST)," said Russian federal space agency Roscosmos in a statement.

Progress will remain docked to the ISS for four months, filling up with garbage before heading back to Earth.


[H/T: AFP]


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