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Russian Cargo Craft Arrives at Space Station

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July 5, 2015

Russian Supply Ship Arrives at ISS

Traveling about 251 miles over the south Pacific, southeast of New Zealand, the unpiloted ISS Progress 60 Russian cargo ship docked at 3:11 a.m. EDT to the Pirs Docking Compartment of the International Space Station.

Image above: The ISS Progress 60 cargo craft is now docked to the Pirs docking compartment. Image Credit: NASA TV.

The craft is delivering more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies, including 1,940 pounds of propellant, 106 pounds of oxygen, 926 pounds of water, and 3,133 pounds of spare parts, supplies and experiment hardware for the members of the Expedition 44 crew currently living and working in space. Progress 60 is scheduled to remain docked to Pirs for the next four months.

Image above: The ISS Progress 60 cargo craft is seen just a few minutes away from docking to the International Space Station. Credit: Image NASA TV.

For more information about the current crew and the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station.

Images (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/NASA TV.

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