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Progress 62 cargo ship docks with I.S.S.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 00:56

The Progress 62 cargo vehicle arrives with a shipment of food and supplies at the International Space Station. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The Progress 62 cargo resupply spaceship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday (December 23) carrying 2.8 tons of food, supplies and fuel. Before the arrival of the cargo ship, NASA Commander Scott Kelly and Flight Engineer Tim Kopra conducted an unplanned spacewalk to move a transporter rail car on the ISS so that spacecraft 62 could successfully lock into place. The docking comes less than a week after a Soyuz spacecraft successfully delivered Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko, American NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, and British astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station. Peake, 43, a former army major who is on a six-month mission for the European Space Agency (ESA), became the first astronaut representing the British government and wearing a Union Jack flag on his arm. The first Briton in space was Helen Sharman, who traveled on a Soviet spacecraft for eight days in 1991. NASA has called the cargo shipment a "Christmas delivery" -- though it remains unspecified what kind of presents the astronauts may receive, as the Expedition 46 crew prepares to celebrate the holiday orbiting planet earth.

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Progress 62 cargo ship docks with I.S.S.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 00:56