Russian supply ship docks at space station

October 2, 2015

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked with the International Space Station, bringing the astronauts aboard 2.3 tons (2.5 short tons) of supplies ranging from air to garlic.

The Progress M-29M spacecraft blasted off from Russia's space launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, on Thursday night docked with the space station shortly before 2 a.m. Moscow time Friday (2300 GMT Thursday).

Russian Mission Control and NASA said both the launch and the docking were trouble-free. A Progress launch in April ended in failure and a U.S. supply mission failed in June when the SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket broke apart shortly after takeoff.

The goods aboard the included grapefruit, oranges and mustard as well as fuel.

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