Progress spacecraft to have fiery end

Mar 28, 2007

The Progress 23 cargo spacecraft successfully undocked Tuesday from the orbiting International Space Station loaded with trash and unneeded equipment.

NASA said the cargo ship undocked shortly after 2 p.m. EDT from the Zvezda service module's aft port.

Before the cargo supply departed, station astronauts salvaged its valuable electronics, which will be recycled on a future vehicle.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration controllers in Houston said the cargo spacecraft would burn up upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: Space sex geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

ATV's fiery break-up to be seen from inside

Jul 17, 2014

As ESA's remaining supply ferry to the International Space Station burns up in the atmosphere, its final moments as its hull disintegrates will be recorded from the inside by a unique infrared camera.

Recommended for you

Biomarkers of the deep

1 hour ago

Tucked away in the southwest corner of Spain is a unique geological site that has fascinated astrobiologists for decades. The Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) in Spain's Río Tinto area is the largest known deposit ...

User comments : 0