Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Jul 28, 2013
This image provided by NASA taken by one of the crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this night view of storm clouds over Southern California July 21, 2013. Early morning lightning can be seen as a white blotch just to the right of center. The yellow colored area, beneath the grey clouds, which almost shines because of night lights, is part of the highly populated area of Los Angeles and San Diego. (AP Photo/NASA)

(AP)—Russia's space agency says that its cargo ship has docked successfully with the International Space Station.

Roscosmos says the unmanned Progress M-20M spacecraft moored at the station Sunday about six hours after its launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The docking was performed in automatic mode.

The agency says the ship has delivered about 2.4 metric tons of supplies to the space outpost, including fuel, food, water and scientific equipment.

The 2011 retirement of the U.S. shuttle fleet has left Russia's Soyuz spacecraft as the sole means to ferry crews to and from the space outpost. The unmanned cargo version of the Soyuz, the Progress, delivers the bulk of station supplies.

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Egleton
not rated yet Jul 29, 2013
There was a time when this feat would have the media's full attention. It is a triumph that it now ranks a short paragraph in a science rag.
antialias_physorg
not rated yet Jul 29, 2013
Science (and engineering) moves on. Making fire was once a miracle and now it's not.
What I find pretty cool about the article, though, is that the entire flight time was a mere 6 hours or so (OK, so it's only a 400km height difference, but still). Feels like a 'direct fire' missile at the ISS.

Good job guys (and girls)!

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