The Russian supply ship arrives at the space station in record time

The Russian supply ship arrives at the space station in record time

The Russian supply ship arrives at the space station in record time



MOSCOW (AP): an unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying more than three tons of cargo has set a record time for a trip to the International Space Station, berthing in orbit in three hours and 21 minutes.

The Progress freighter took off on Thursday from the Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and was docked to the station after two orbits.

It was 19 minutes faster than the previous record set by another Progress ship in July, according to the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

The cargo ship carries fuel, food, water, oxygen and other supplies for the space station, which currently has three Americans, two Russians and a Canadian astronaut on board.


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