Cargo craft docks with space station

Oct 18, 2009

(AP) -- A cargo ship has delivered food, fuel, oxygen and other supplies to the International Space Station.

Russia's space agency says the unmanned Progress M-03M docked with the orbital station Sunday after a three-day trip up from Earth.

Care packages for members of the multinational six-person crew were one part of the delivery vehicle's 2.4 metric ton (2.65 US ton) cargo.

The space station is orbiting about 225 miles (360 kilometers) above Earth. Its current crew includes two Russians, two Americans, a Canadian and a Belgian.

Canadian founder Guy Laliberte returned to Earth a week ago after a stint as the seventh paying aboard the station.

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