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Progress flew to the ISS two times slower.. / July 27, 2009 /

Russian cargo spaceship «Progress M-67» was launched to the International Space Station, reports RIA Novosti. The ship will bring to the station of 2.5 tons of cargo, including food, water, and fresh media. Running the ship was from the Baikonur launch site.

Due to the fact that the launch of shuttle «Endeavor» to the ISS was significantly later than the scheduled date, the ship will not fly to the station two days, as usual, and five. Docking with the station is scheduled for 29 July 2009.

Currently, stations are 13 people: 6 and 7 of the core crew of astronauts who arrived at the ISS aboard the U.S. shuttle. At the time of the arrival of «progress» in the station will be a total of six people, as the shuttle to leave Earth and uvezet seven of them.

Along with the shuttle returns to Earth Japanese astronaut Koichi Vakata. It will replace the American Timothy copra (Timothy Kopra). In addition to his station to remain Russians Gennady Padalka and Roman Romanenko, American Michael Barrat, Belgian Frank De Winne, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency, Robert Tire.

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