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Russian Supply Craft Lifts Off From Kazakhstan For ISS


The Progress space freighter will deliver fuel, food, and water to the ISS. (file photo)

The Progress space freighter will deliver fuel, food, and water to the ISS. (file photo)

An unmanned Russian Progress cargo spacecraft has been successfully launched into orbit on a mission to deliver fuel, food, and water to the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian officials said the Progress lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and will dock with the ISS on the evening of April 22.

There are currently two American astronauts, one Dutch astronaut, and three Russian cosmonauts aboard the ISS.

Russia plans additional Progress supply missions in July, November, and December.

Based on reporting by AFP, spaceflightnow.com, and ITAR-TASS
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