Russian spaceship delivers food, water to International Space Station

May 17th, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by admin  

Moscow, May 17 (Xinhua) A Russian cargo spaceship has docked with the International Space Station (ISS) to deliver food, water, fuel and equipment for the crew, the Mission Control said Saturday. The Progress M-14 spaceship docked with the station at 1.39 a.m. Moscow time Saturday.

The spaceship delivered some 2.5 tons of cargo as well as gifts from the crews’ families to Russian cosmonauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko and NASA astronaut Garrett E. Reisman.

The spaceship, which blasted off from central Asia’s Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan Thursday, is an unmanned version of the Soyuz spacecraft.

It is expected to be filled with waste and burst during its way back to Earth after undocking.

The Progress is one of the two cargo types of spacecraft supplying the ISS. The other is the European Space Agency’s automatic transfer vehicle (ATV), the Jules Verne.

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