Russian Spacecraft Heads to International Space Station

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Russian officials say a Progress cargo spacecraft will launch for the International Space Station on Sunday.

Russia's Federal Space Agency says Progress will lift off from Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan.

The spacecraft will deliver necessities such as food, water, and clothing for the astronauts on board the station, as well as a satellite for a research on lightning strikes.

Another Russian spacecraft, Progress M-10M, undocked from the ISS on Saturday after a six month mission that included delivery of more than two tons of personal supplies and scientific equipment.

The spacecraft will splashdown in a remote section of the southern Pacific.