Russian spaceship brings 3 tons of supplies to space station

July 31, 2019
In this frame grab taken from video on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, the Russian Progress 73 cargo ship blasted off from the launch pad at Russia's space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The Progress is carrying about three tons (2.7 metric tons) of food, fuel and supplies to the space station, which currently has six astronauts aboard. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)

An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has docked with the orbiting laboratory.

The Progress 73 blasted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 1210 GMT Wednesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and docked with the ISS about 3 ½ hours later after two orbits.

The Progress is carrying about 3 tons (2.7 metric tons) of food, fuel and supplies to the , which currently has six astronauts aboard.

Those on the space station now include Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan of the United States, Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Alexey Ovchinin and Luca Parmitano of Italy.

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