An uncrewed Russian cargo ship has been blown up on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station
ByThe Associated Press
30 June 2021 at 9:00 am
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MOSCOW: A Russian cargo ship without a crew was blown up on a mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
Progress MS-17 lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 4:27 a.m. (2327 GMT Tuesday) from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
It is scheduled to dock at the station in two days, the delivery foodFuel, equipment and supplies for seven residents.
The orbiting outpost is currently manned by NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough and Megan MacArthur; Russian Oleg Novitsky and Pyotr Dubrov; Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide; and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet.