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Kazakhstan: Christmas present delivery lifts off for ISS01:01

Kazakhstan: Christmas present delivery lifts off for ISS

Kazakhstan, Baikonur
November 25, 2013 at 23:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Kazakhstan: Christmas present delivery lifts off for ISS

A remote-controlled Progress-M spacecraft blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The mission, carried aboard a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, will deliver almost three tons of food and fuel supplies to the crew of Expedition 38, who are not scheduled to return to Earth until March 2014.

Among the cargo aboard the craft will be a package of Christmas gifts for the crew. The three Russian, two American and one Japanese astronauts will have to wait until Nov 29 to get their hands on their presents however, as the docking procedure will take several days to align the unmanned vessel with the docking port on the Russian-built Zvezda Service Module.

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Kazakhstan: Christmas present delivery lifts off for ISS

A remote-controlled Progress-M spacecraft blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. The mission, carried aboard a Soyuz-U carrier rocket, will deliver almost three tons of food and fuel supplies to the crew of Expedition 38, who are not scheduled to return to Earth until March 2014.

Among the cargo aboard the craft will be a package of Christmas gifts for the crew. The three Russian, two American and one Japanese astronauts will have to wait until Nov 29 to get their hands on their presents however, as the docking procedure will take several days to align the unmanned vessel with the docking port on the Russian-built Zvezda Service Module.