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Progress docks with ISS
Posted: Sat, Dec 24, 2005, 9:38 AM ET (1438 GMT)
Progress spacecraft on approach to ISS (NASA) A Progress cargo spacecraft carrying supplies for the International Space Station and Christmas presents for its two-man crew docked with the orbiting outpost on Friday. The Progress M-55 spacecraft, also called Progress 20 by NASA, docked with the Pirs module of the ISS at 2:46 pm EST (1946 GMT), two days after its launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. On board the Progress are over two and a half tons of food, water, propellant, and other supplies for the station, as well as Christmas presents and other personal items for the crewmembers, Valery Tokarev and William McArthur. The crew will begin unloading the spacecraft's cargo this weekend.
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