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Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
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Russia launches cargo spaceship

MOSCOW - Russia's space agency says an unmanned cargo ship carrying 2.6 tons of supplies and equipment has lifted off for the international Space Station. Roskosmos says the Progress M-14M blasted off early Thursday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz-U booster rocket. The ship is scheduled to dock at the space station early Saturday with a cargo of oxygen, food, scientific equipment and gifts for the crew. The space station's six members include three Russians, two Americans and a Dutchman.
The decade-old station is orbiting about 225 miles (360 kilometers) above Earth and consists of 13 modules.