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Progress docks with ISS
Posted: Sun, Mar 24, 2002, 7:58 PM ET (0058 GMT)
Progress spacecraft on approach to ISS (NASA) An unmanned Progress cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the International Space Station Sunday afternoon, bring fresh supplies to the orbiting outpost. Progress M1-8, called Progress 7 by NASA, docked with the aft post on the Zvezda module at 3:58 pm EST (2058 GMT), three days after launch from Baikonur. The time between launch and docking was one day longer than usual to allow Russian controllers to test new systems on the Progress. The Progress is carrying 2.4 tons of propellant, food, and other supplies for the station.
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