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Russia Launches First Space Flight Since Crash


Russia has launched its first unmanned space flight to supply the International Space Station since a crash in August left a half-sized, three-member crew stranded there.

The Progress freighter took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on schedule.

The spacecraft is carrying almost 3 tons of food, fuel, and supplies including oxygen, clothes, and iPads.

It is expected to dock at the station on November 2.

All Russian space flights were suspended after the Progress failure in August. Since the retirement of the U.S. space shuttles this summer, only Russian rockets are capable of reaching the station.

compiled from Reuters reports
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