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Russian cargo spaceship heads for ISS

A RUSSIAN cargo spaceship is heading for the International Space Station (ISS) after it blasted off from a Central Asian launching pad Tuesday morning, local media reported.

The Progress M-66 took off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 8:49am. Moscow time (0549 GMT) on board a Soyuz-U carrier rocket and has successfully separated from the carrier rocket, RIA cited a mission control official.

The spacecraft is carrying 2.4 tons of supplies, including oxygen, food, clothes and medical equipment, for the ISS crew.

It was scheduled to dock with the space station on Friday.


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