Progress 65 Resupply Mission Fails

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Problem Occurs During Launch of Soyuz Progress 65 Resupply Mission to the ISS .

A launch that seemingly was going perfect, quickly became a concern to Russian mission controllers when the third stage of the Soyuz rocket apparently shut down early leading to the spacecraft reentering the atmosphere and burning up, though reports indicate some wreckage on the ground.

Contact was lost at T+ 6:23 just before it was supposed to achieve orbit. NASA's Rob Navias said on NASA TV that there was some data showing that the Soyuz third stage and Progress may have separated earlier than planned.

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