Russian Soyuz Progress Resupply Mission Launches and Docks at the ISS

At 4:45:08 p.m. ET Saturday a Russian Soyuz Progress resupply spacecraft (#52) launched on a quick trip to the International Space Station and docked at 10:26 p.m. ET only 5 hours and 41 minutes after launch.

The Progress 52 is carrying 2.8 tonnes of supplies, hardware, fuel and water to the Space Station. Included is a hastily put together repair kit for Luca Parmitano's spacesuit which began filling up with water during his July 16 spacewalk. The spacewalk was aborted after 1 hour 32 minutes into a 6 1/2 hour scheduled spacewalk. Subsequently to the problem NASA has convened a Spacewalk Mishap Investigation Board.

Progress Docking with the ISS:

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