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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Jun 18, 2005 1:34:35 GMT -6
Progress 18 Lifts Off
(Jun 17, 2005) An unmanned Russian Progress cargo spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome Thursday evening, beginning its journey to resupply the International Space Station. On board the 18th Progress cargo ship are two tonnes of supplies, including food, water, air, fuel, equipment and personal items. The spacecraft will reach the station and dock automatically to the Zvezda module on Saturday