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"Progress" had to docking with the ISS manually. / July 30, 2009 /

Russian cargo spaceship «Progress M-67» docked to the ISS in manual mode. Cargo spaceship has moored to the Russian module «Zvezda».

According to the agency, the transition from automatic to manual mode was caused by the fact that 15 minutes before docking at Mission Control Center have found that the ship approaches the station does not fit under the corner. As a result, it was recommended to switch to manual control. Docking undertook Russian Gennady Padalka.

In total, a truck brought to the ISS 2.5 tons of cargo. Among them, fuel, food, water, and fresh media. In addition «Progress» teams brought a parcel from their families. In total, the cargo ship flew to the station for five days instead of the usual two. This is due to the fact that the orbit of the device was chosen so as not to interfere with removing shuttle «Endeavor» July 28, 2009.

Running «Progress» took place from the Baikonur launch site July 24, 2009. Currently, the space station six of the crew: Russian Gennady Padalka and Roman Romanenko, Americans Michael Barrat and Timothy copra, Belgian Frank De Winne and the Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Tire.

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