Russia's Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with Progress MS-12 cargo spacecraft was successfully launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS) earlier in the day.
The Progress spacecraft is expected to dock the ISS at 3:35 pm GMT
According to Roscosmos, the cargo spacecraft will deliver to the ISS 2 tonnes of dry loads, more than a tonne of fuel, 420 kilograms (926 pounds) of water and 50 kilograms of compressed gas, as well as food for astronauts, including standard food sets and apples, grapefruits, lemons, horseradish, mustard, kompot, a drink made from stewed fruits, meat and pearl barley, cottage cheese with nuts and ryazhenka, a fermented milk product.
Source: Sputnik News
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Moscow (Sputnik) Jul 24, 2019
Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi has been assigned to the crew of a new US spacecraft that will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in the near future thus becoming the first foreign astronaut to participate in a US mission following a near-decade hiatus, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said on Tuesday.
"JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi, as he was released from his backup crew assignment for Soyuz 59S with its successful launch, is now slated to begin training to board a Unite ... read more