Russian cargo ship arrives at ISS

Posted on Sunday, June 19 2005 @ 13:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Russian cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) with food, water, supplied and equipment to support the Space Shuttle's arrival next month. The Russian flight control center says the cargo ship made contact at 00:42 GMT on Sunday.

The ship had more than 2 tons of cargo for the ISS. This includes food, propellant, oxygen and air, water, spare parts, life support component and experiment hardware. It also included 40 chemical canisters that generate oxygen, in case the space station's primary oxygen system fails again. It also included some equipment like a digital camera to inspect the Shuttle. More details at Reuters

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