Russian spacecraft docks with International Space Station to deliver supplies
Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 00:46
Feb. 6 - Unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft, Progress 54, makes an express delivery to the International Space Station. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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An unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on Wednesday (February 5) to deliver supplies to the crew members manning the space laboratory.
The Russian Progress 54 vehicle docked to the station as both flew 261 miles (420 kilometers) above the Atlantic Ocean at 5:22 p.m. ET. The spacecraft docked about six hours after launching atop Russia's Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Robotic Progress ships have done these accelerated station runs since 2012. The supply ship is loaded down with 2.8 tons of spare parts and other cargo for the Expedition 38 crew currently on the orbiting outpost.
A Nasa Spokesman said station residents look forward to cargo ship arrivals because they usually include some fresh fruits.
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