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Supply ship blasts off for International Space Station

Posted at 5:26 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 08:26:43-04

MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying supplies for the International Space Station has launched from Russia’s space complex in Kazakhstan.

The Progress 73 cargo ship blasted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 1210 GMT Wednesday. It is to dock with the ISS about 3 ½ hours later after two orbits.

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.