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Progress M-59 Launch Dedicated To Sergey Korolevs 100 Anniversary
18.01.2007 14:00
Progress M-59 Launch Dedicated To Sergey Korolevs 100 Anniversary

Early Thursday morning rocket vehicle Soyuz - Y carrying cargo spacecraft Progress M-59 was launched from Baikonur heading for the International Space Station. Ship launch is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Sergey Korolev famous rocket-and-space engineer.
      
      In honor of Sergey Korolev space ships fairing carries his portrait. Coupling of Progress M-59 with the International Space Station is scheduled for 20 January, 6:03 AM Moscow time.
      
      Progress M-59 carries various consumables and cargos, scientific equipment, fuel for station orbit support, food and water for the International Space Station crew.
      
      Currently 14th expedition consisting of Russian Mikhail Turin and American astronauts Michael LopezAlegria and Sanita Williams is working at the International Space Station.
      
      Source: Science News


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