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on this day in space! jan. 20, 1978: 1st progress cargo ship launched


on january 20, 1978, the soviet space program launched the first ever progress cargo ship on a mission to delivery supplies to the salyut 6 space station. see how it happened in our on this day in space video series here.






russia launches robotic progress 66 cargo ship to space station


the russian space agency roscosmos on wednesday launched the unpiloted progress 66 cargo ship early wednesday (feb. 22) on a mission to deliver fresh supplies to the international space station.






russian cargo ship launched to international space station


moscow — an unmanned russian cargo ship has been launched to take supplies to the six astronauts aboard the international space station.the saturday launch from russia's main space facility in baikonur, kazakhstan, came after a two-day postponement and docking plan change.initially, the progress cargo ship was to test a new regime for docking with the space station less than four hours after launch. but the thursday launch was aborted for unspecified reasons, and the ship is now to be in orbit for two days before docking on monday.the russian space agency roscosmos says the progress, carrying 2.5 metric tons (2.75 tons) of water, food and scientific equipment, reached orbit about nine minutes after its launch at 0846 gmt (4:46 a.m. edt).






russia launches robotic progress 66 cargo ship to space station


the russian space agency roscosmos launched a robotic cargo ship early wednesday (feb. 22) on a mission to deliver fresh supplies to the international space station.  the autonomous progress 66 resupply ship launched into orbit atop a soyuz rocket at 12:58 a.m. est (0558 gmt), lifting off from a pad at the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan. the cargo ship will arrive at the space station early friday (feb. 24).  "liftoff of the 66th progress resupply vehicle outbound to the international space station," nasa spokesman rob navias said during live commentary.  the new spacecraft is due to dock itself at the station on friday at 3:34 a.m. est (0834 gmt). you can watch the progress 66 docking live online, courtesy of nasa tv, beginning at 2:45 a.m. est (0745 gmt). a russian soyuz rocket launch






russian cargo ship launched to international space station


moscow (ap) — an unmanned russian cargo ship has been launched to take supplies to the six astronauts aboard the international space station.the saturday launch from russia’s main space facility in baikonur, kazakhstan, came after a two-day postponement and docking plan change.initially, the progress cargo ship was to test a new regime for docking with the space station less than four hours after launch. but the thursday launch was aborted for unspecified reasons, and the ship is now to be in orbit for two days before docking on monday.the russian space agency roscosmos says the progress, carrying 2.5 metric tons (2.75 tons) of water, food and scientific equipment, reached orbit about nine minutes after its launch at 0846 gmt (4:46 a.m. edt).most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 fo






space webcasts: progress 67 cargo ship arrives at iss


a russian progress 67 cargo ship is arriving at the international space station today (june 16) and you can watch it live here, courtesy of nasa tv. docking is set for 7:42 a.m. edt (1142 gmt).






russian progress 66 cargo ship docks at space station


a robotic russian cargo ship arrived at the international space station early friday (feb. 24) to deliver nearly 3 tons of supplies to the orbiting laboratory. the automated progress 66 supply ship docked at the space station at 3:30 a.m. est (0830 gmt), parking itself at the station's russian-built pirs docking module. it is the second cargo ship to arrive at the station in as many days after a spacex dragon capsule made its own delivery of 5,500 lbs. of supplies on thursday. the progress 66 russian cargo spacecraft (left) passes by the soyuz ms03 crew vehicle already attached to the international space station, on feb. 24, 2017.credit: nasa tv russia's space agency roscosmos launched progress 66 into orbit wednesday (feb. 22) using a soyuz rocket that lifted off from baikonur cosmodrome






russia supply ship launched to space station


moscow — russia's space agency says an unmanned cargo ship has been launched en route to the international space station.roscomos said in a statement that the progress ship, carrying 2.5 metric tons (2.75 tons) of supplies, blasted off from the baikonur launch complex in kazakhstan on wednesday. it reached orbit and is to dock with the space station on friday.the ship is carrying water, food and scientific equipment among other items.






russia supply ship launched to space station


moscow (ap) — russia’s space agency says an unmanned cargo ship has been launched en route to the international space station.roscomos said in a statement that the progress ship, carrying 2.5 metric tons (2.75 tons) of supplies, blasted off from the baikonur launch complex in kazakhstan on wednesday. it reached orbit and is to dock with the space station on friday.the ship is carrying water, food and scientific equipment among other items.






russian cargo ship launches fresh food & more to space station


after a two-day delay, robotic russian cargo ship launched into orbit saturday (oct. 14) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, equipment and other supplies to astronauts and cosmonauts on the international space station.  the russian federal space agency's (roscosmos) automated progress 68 resupply ship lifted off atop a soyuz rocket at 4:46 a.m. edt (0846 gmt), beginning a weekend chase of the space station. the cargo ship is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab monday (oct. 16) at 7:09 a.m. edt (1109 gmt). "liftoff of the 68 progress resupply craft bound on a two-day journey to the international space station," nasa spokesman rob navias said during nasa tv commentary. [how russia's progress cargo ships work (infographic)]the russian space agency roscosmos launches a soyuz rocket car






russian progress 66 cargo ship docks at space station


the robotic russian cargo ship progress 66 arrived at the international space station early friday (feb. 24), delivering nearly 3 tons of supplies to the orbiting laboratory.






russian cargo ship docks at international space station


an uncrewed russian cargo ship arrived at the international space station early monday (oct. 16) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, fuel and other supplies.  the progress 68 resupply ship linked up with the space station at 7:04 a.m. edt (1104 gmt) as the two spacecraft sailed 252 miles (405 kilometers) over eastern china. the docking came two days after a soyuz rocket launched the cargo craft saturday (oct. 14) from baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan.  "the docking [culminated] a flawless two-day journey following the progress launch atop a soyuz 2.1a booster on saturday from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan," said nasa spokesman rob navias of the johnson space center in houston during live commentary. [how russia's progress cargo ships work (infographic)] progress 68 is carrying






see a russian cargo ship launch & spacex dragon arrival tomorrow!


a robotic russian cargo ship will launch toward the international space station early wednesday (feb. 22), to be followed hours later by the arrival of an unpiloted spacex cargo ship at the same cosmic destination. and if you're an extreme night owl (or early bird), you can watch all the space action live online.  the russian progress 66 resupply ship will launch to the space station from baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 12:58 a.m. est (0558 gmt), beginning a two-day trip to the space station. then, at 6 a.m. est (1100 gmt) wednesday, spacex's 10th dragon cargo ship will arrive at the space station to complete a trip that began with a spectacular launch sunday (feb. 19). you can watch both space events live online, courtesy of nasa tv. the progress 66 cargo ship's launch webcast will






watch live now: progress 67 cargo ship arrives at iss


a russian progress 67 cargo ship is arriving at the international space station today (june 16) and you can watch it live here, courtesy of nasa tv. docking is set for 7:42 a.m. edt (1142 gmt).






space station welcomes food and supplies from russian ship


a robotic russian cargo ship arrived at the international space station friday (june 16), delivering tons of fresh food and other supplies for the orbiting lab's crew.the progress 67 spacecraft linked up with the space station in a smooth docking at 7:37 a.m. edt (1137 gmt) as both vehicles sailed 258 miles (415 kilometers) over the philippine sea. "progress completes as smooth a journey as you can imagine," nasa spokesman rob navias said during live commentary. [the space station's robotic cargo ship fleet (photo guide)]the russian-built progress 67 (far left) is seen by an hd camera on the international space station just before docking to deliver 3 tons of supplies for the outpost's crew on june 16, 2017.credit: nasa tv the progress spacecraft is carrying more than 3 tons (2.7 metric to






russia launches robotic cargo ship to space station


a uncrewed russian cargo ship launched toward the international space station today (june 14), kicking off a two-day trip to deliver tons of fresh food and other supplies.






russia launches robotic cargo ship to space station


an uncrewed russian cargo ship launched toward the international space station today (june 14), kicking off a two-day trip to deliver tons of fresh food and other supplies.






today in space! july 5, 2015: russian cargo ship docks at the international spac


find out what happened on july 5, 2015, when the russian progress 60 cargo ship successfully docked with the international space station, ending a streak of failed cargo missions.






watch live @ 5 am et: russian progress 67 cargo ship launch


an uncrewed russian progress cargo ship will launch to the international space station on wednesday, june 14, at 5:20 a.m. edt (0920 gmt), and you can watch it here beginning at 5 a.m. edt (0900 gmt), courtesy of nasa tv.






launch of russia's fastest space cargo mission yet aborted in final minute


the russian space agency roscosmos aborted the launch of its fastest cargo mission to the international space station yet today (oct. 12) due to "reasons yet to be analyzed," a nasa spokesperson said. a russian-built soyuz rocket was scheduled to launch the uncrewed progress 68 cargo ship to the space station at 5:32 a.m. edt (0932 gmt) from site 31 at baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan, but roscosmos called off the flight in the countdown's final minute. progress 68 is packed with nearly 3 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the space station. the next launch attempt could occur no earlier than saturday (oct. 14) if the reason for today's abort can be solved by then, nasa officials said. "for reasons yet to be analyzed by the russian federal space agency, the launch of the progress 68 carg






russian cargo ship docks at the international space station


welcome to "today in space," where we peer back in our archives to find historic moments in spaceflight and astronomy. so enjoy a blast from the past with space.com's hanneke weitering to look back at what happened on this day in space! on july 5, 2015, the russian progress 60 cargo ship successfully docked with the international space station. the spacecraft lifted off from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan on july 3. it was packed with more than 3 tons of food, water, fuel, hardware and other supplies for the expedition 44 crewmembers aboard the space station. this successful delivery ended a streak of cargo launch failures after a spacex rocket exploded and another progress spacecraft fell back to earth after launch. thankfully this mission went more smoothly than the two right befo






russian cargo ship launches fresh food & more to space station


after a two-day delay, robotic russian cargo ship launched into orbit saturday (oct. 14) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, equipment and other supplies to astronauts and cosmonauts on the international space station.






watch russia launch its fastest space station cargo flight yet on thursday!


the russian space agency roscosmos is about to make history with its fastest cargo flight ever to the international space station, launching early thursday (oct. 12), and you can watch it live online. roscosmos will launch a souyuz rocket carrying the robotic cargo ship progress 38 from baikonur cosmodrome in kasakhstan at 5:32 a.m. edt (0932 gmt). the cargo ship's superfast trip will bring it to the orbiting lab at 8:56 a.m. edt (1256 gmt). total elapsed time from launch to docking will be 3 hours, 24 minutes. you can watch the launch live here, courtesy of nasa tv, beginning at 5:15 a.m. edt (0915 gmt). russia's uncrewed progress space vehicles are workhorse freighters for the international space station. until recent years, the vehicles, took about two days to reach the space station, a






spacex, russian cargo ships heading for space station


a russian progress cargo ship bound for the international space station was successfully launched from kazakhstan early wednesday, but the approach of a spacex dragon cargo ship launched sunday from the kennedy space center was aborted because of an apparent problem with the spacecraft’s gps navigation system.spacex flight controllers suspect the abort might have been triggered by an incorrect “state vector,” the set of numbers that defines the spacecraft’s orbit and trajectory. if the problem can be resolved, the dragon, loaded with nearly 5,500 pounds of supplies and equipment, could attempt a re-rendezvous thursday morning.spacedx tweeted its intention to do just that:in the meantime, the spacecraft is operating safely in a holding pattern a safe distance away from the station while spa






spacex dragon cargo ship leaves space station for return to earth


a spacex dragon cargo ship left the international space station and headed back to earth saturday (jan. 13) to wrap up a nearly month-long delivery mission for nasa. the uncrewed dragon supply ship detached from the space station's robotic arm at 4:58 est (0958 gmt) and began firing thrusters for its return to earth. if all goes well, the space capsule will splashdown in the pacific ocean at 10:36 a.m. est (1536 gmt) and be retrieved by spacex.[see photos of the dragon cargo ship's mission] dragon is carrying nearly 4,100 lbs. (1,860 kilograms) of cargo to earth, much of it science gear from human and animal research, and other experiments. that gear includes hardware from an experiment by space manufacturing company made in space to 3d-print zblan glass fiber optic wire in space, and a gr






commercial cargo ship named for john glenn reaches space station


two days after a russian soyuz spacecraft ferried two fresh crew members to the international space station, a commercial cargo ship loaded with some 7,600 pounds of supplies and equipment completed its own rendezvous early saturday and was pulled in for berthing by the lab’s robot arm.  launched tuesday from cape canaveral, the orbital atk cygnus cargo ship, named in honor of the late astronaut john glenn, pulled up to within 40 feet of the station and then stood by while expedition 51 commander peggy whitson and european space agency astronaut thomas pesquet, operating the canadian arm, locked onto the spacecraft.flight controllers at the johnson space center in houston then took over arm operations and pulled the cygnus in for berthing at the earth-facing port of the station’s central u






spacex, russian cargo ships heading for space station


as a spacex dragon cargo ship closed in on the international space station early wednesday, a russian soyuz-u rocket making the venerable booster’s final flight successfully lifted a progress supply ship into orbit, three months after an upper stage failure destroyed another station-bound freighter.mounted atop a snow-covered launch pad -- the same pad used by cosmonaut yuri gagarin at the dawn of the space age -- the soyuz-u rocket carrying the progress ms-05/66p cargo ship thundered to life at 12:58 a.m. est (11:58 a.m. local time) and climbed away from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan.streaking through a cold, cloudless sky, the booster arced away to the east, climbing directly into the plane of the space station’s orbit. four liquid-fuel strap-on boosters and the rocket’s central






space webcasts: cygnus cargo ship leaves space station, spacex dragon arrives mo


an uncrewed orbital atk cygnus cargo ship will undock from the international space station today, june 4, and you can watch the action live online here, courtesy of nasa tv. here's how.






russia postpones launch of cargo ship to space station


moscow — russia's mission control says the launch of an unmanned russian cargo ship to the international space station has been postponed.the mission control didn't immediately give the reason for the postponement of thursday's launch, which was announced minutes after the designated launch time at 12:32 moscow time (0932 gmt). it said the launch is now set for saturday.the progress ms-07 ship, carrying 2.5 metric tons (2.75 tons) of supplies, was to blast off from the russian-leased baikonur launch complex in kazakhstan and dock at the station three hours later.the ship is to deliver water, food and scientific equipment, among other items.






it's a super-busy time at the international space station right now


the last few days have been non-stop action for astronauts on the international space station, and there's still more work on the way. today (june 2), nasa astronauts jack fischer and peggy whitson bid farewell to a robotic orbital atk cygnus cargo ship, an event that came amid four days of spaceship landings, launches, departures and arrivals. "it's a remarkable time at the international space station. one of the busiest times of vehicle traffic in history," nasa spokesman rob navias said today as fischer and whitson worked to release the cygnus cargo ship. it all began on friday (june 1), when two space station crewmembers returned to earth on a soyuz space capsule. russian cosmonaut oleg novitskiy and french astronaut thomas pesquet of the european space agency landed in the remote step






it's a super-busy time at the international space station right now


the last few days have been non-stop action for astronauts on the international space station, and there's still more work on the way. today (june 2), nasa astronauts jack fischer and peggy whitson bid farewell to a robotic orbital atk cygnus cargo ship, an event that came amid four days of spaceship landings, launches, departures and arrivals. "it's a remarkable time at the international space station. one of the busiest times of vehicle traffic in history," nasa spokesman rob navias said today as fischer and whitson worked to release the cygnus cargo ship. it all began on friday (june 1), when two space station crewmembers returned to earth on a soyuz space capsule. russian cosmonaut oleg novitskiy and french astronaut thomas pesquet of the european space agency landed in the remote step






russian progress 67 cargo ship launch


an uncrewed russian progress cargo ship will launch to the international space station on wednesday, june 14, at 5:20 a.m. edt (0920 gmt), and you can watch it here beginning at 5 a.m. edt (0900 gmt), courtesy of nasa tv.  a russian-built soyuz rocket will launch the progress 67 cargo ship toward the space station. the spacecraft is packed with nearly 3 tons of food and other supplies for the station's expedition 52 crew. from nasa: "launch of the unpiloted russian progress 67 is scheduled for 5:20 a.m. wednesday (3:20 p.m. baikonur time) from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan." "the spacecraft is set to dock to the aft port of the zvezda service module at 7:42 a.m. edt (1142 gmt) on friday, june 16. nasa tv coverage of rendezvous and docking will begin at 7 a.m. edt (1100 gmt)." "prog






see a russian cargo ship launch & spacex dragon arrival wednesday!


a robotic russian cargo ship will launch toward the international space station early wednesday (feb. 22), only to be followed hours later by the arrival of an unpiloted spacex cargo ship at the same cosmic destination. here’s how to watch live.






us rocket launch aborted after small plane enters airspace


image [email protected]/twitterimage caption the unmanned cargo ship was about to be launched to the international space station (iss) a rocket launch in virginia was aborted at the last moment when a small aircraft flew into restricted airspace.the unmanned cargo ship was about to be launched en route to the international space station (iss) when mission control called "abort, abort, abort!".they had spotted a small aircraft flying in restricted airspace at 500ft (150m) near wallops island.the launch will be attempted again on sunday morning at 07:14 est (12:14 gmt).the cargo ship was filled with 7,400 lbs (3,356 kg) of food, supplies, equipment and science experiments for the iss.orbital atk, which has a $1.9bn (£1.4bn) contract with nasa to resupply the space station, was sharing live upda






us rocket launch aborted after small plane enters airspace


image [email protected]/twitterimage caption the unmanned cargo ship was about to be launched to the international space station (iss) a rocket launch in virginia was aborted at the last moment when a small aircraft flew into restricted airspace.the unmanned cargo ship was about to be launched en route to the international space station (iss) when mission control called "abort, abort, abort!".they had spotted a small aircraft flying in restricted airspace at 500ft (150m) near wallops island.the launch will be attempted again on sunday morning at 07:14 est (12:14 gmt).the cargo ship was filled with 7,400 lbs (3,356 kg) of food, supplies, equipment and science experiments for the iss.orbital atk, which has a $1.9bn (£1.4bn) contract with nasa to resupply the space station, was sharing live upda






recycled spacex dragon capsule makes 2nd delivery to space station


a used spacex dragon cargo ship arrived at the international space station for the second time sunday (dec. 17) delivering more than 2 tons of nasa supplies just in time for christmas. the uncrewed dragon capsule was captured by astronauts using the space station's robotic arm at 5:57 a.m. est (1057 gmt) as both spacecraft sailed 252 miles (405 kilometers) above the pacific ocean, between australia and papua new guinea.[see photos for the dragon cargo ship launch]a recycled spacex dragon cargo ship approaches the international space station on dec. 17, 2017 to be captured by astronauts via a robotic arm. it is the second delivery flight to the station for the dragon capsule.credit: nasa tv "it's a great day to see dragon back on iss again," spacecraft communicator leslie ringo radioed the






russian supply ship launched to international space station


moscow — an unmanned russian cargo ship lifted off successfully wednesday on a supply mission to the international space station.a soyuz-u booster rocket carrying the progress ms-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 gmt) from the russian-leased baikonur launch complex in kazakhstan.the mission follows the dec. 1 botched launch of the previous progress ship, which crashed less than 7 minutes after liftoff, spraying fiery debris over a sparsely populated area in southern siberia near the border with mongolia.an official russian investigation concluded that the failed launch was caused by a manufacturing flaw in the soyuz booster's third-stage engine.prior to wednesday's launch, space officials ran rigorous checks of the engines already built and conducted a comprehensiv






incredible lightning strike caught on film


these photographers got incredibly lucky. they’ve got several cameras set up in just the right place to capture an amazing lightning strike.full story at youtube.more amazing nature. posted by josh urich