Cargo Ship Launches to ISS

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An unpiloted Russian resupply ship — the ISS Progress 50 — launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 9:41 a.m. EST (8:41 p.m. Baikonur time) on Feb. 11, bound for a docking to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station six hours later. Loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel, supplies and experiment hardware for the six crewmembers on the complex, the new Progress vehicle was launched on an accelerated rendezvous to the station, the third consecutive Progress craft to test the fast track approach to arrive at the orbital laboratory.

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