Russian resupply ship docks at International Space Station

4th July 2010, Comments 0 comments

An unmanned Russian resupply vessel docked at the International Space Station (ISS) Sunday, two days after an earlier attempt failed, the Russian and US space flight control centres said.

"At 20:17 pm Moscow time (16H17 GMT), the 'Progress M-06M' docked at the 'Star' module of the ISS," the Russian Mission Control Centre said in an Internet statement.

"The docking was executed flawlessly by Progress' Kurs automated rendezvous system," said the US space agency, NASA.

The Progress M-06M cargo ship, launched on June 30, is carrying 2.6 tonnes of fuel, food and water for the six astronauts on the station.

On Friday it failed to dock at the ISS as planned after flying past the facility in a rare mishap.

© 2010 AFP

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