Sunday, May 1, 2011

Progress 42 Docks at ISS

Steady, steady... stand by for docking...

Russian mission controllers did their best to get a supply spacecraft in to the ISS before the shuttle arrived at the station. Six hours before the STS-134 was supposed to launch (and didn't!), the remote-controlled Progress 42 spacecraft docked successfully with the station. Cargo on this trip includes propellant, oxygen, water, over a ton of maintenance equipment, and supplies. The craft blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

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