From: Reuters
Published December 26, 2007 04:01 AM

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An unmanned Russian Progress supply vessel docked with the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday to deliver fresh food, water, fuel, equipment and holiday presents for the crew.

A spokesman at Russia's Space Flight Control outside Moscow confirmed the arrival of the cargo ship at 0804 GMT, and said all had gone according to plan.

The Progress M-62 mission left the Russian-operated Baikonur launchpad in Kazakhstan on Sunday to join the ISS, bringing regularly-scheduled supplies to the three crew members.

Cosmonaut Yuri Malechenko and astronauts Peggy Witson and Daniel Tani are on board the ISS as part of Expedition 16. Tani had been due to return before Christmas but was delayed by the rescheduling of the launch of the Atlantis Space Shuttle to January.

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(Reporting by Chris Baldwin, editing by Andrew Roche)

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