An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has docked with the orbiting laboratory.
The Progress 73 cargo ship blasted off on top of a Soyuz rocket on Wednesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, and docked with the ISS about three and half hours later after two orbits.
Russia's Progress 73 resupply ship docked to the station at 11:29am ET today packed with over 5,400 pounds of cargo while orbiting 259 miles above northwest China. https://t.co/WawVVt4iar pic.twitter.com/XTiPwOQM2S— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) July 31, 2019
The Progress was carrying about three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the space station.
Those on the space station now include Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan of the United States, Russians Alexander Skvortsov and Alexey Ovchinin and Luca Parmitano of Italy.