Coverage, which began July 9, aired on NASA Television and the agency´s website. The unmanned spacecraft loaded with almost three tons of supplies docked at the station in automatic mode less than four hours after the launch.

The spacecraft will remain docked at the ISS until January 2019, NASA officials said in the statement.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. This will be replaced with the new Multipurpose Laboratory Module Nauka, whose launch date is yet to be decided.

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Many wore the No 10 shirt belonging to Luka Modric , the Real Madrid playmaker and star of the Croatia team. The victor of England vs Croatia will face France in Sunday's final.

Piloted craft traditionally take two days or 34 orbits to reach the ISS. The abbreviated two-orbit rendezvous space station would be a first for the program.

Space.com notes that ISS crew members just stuff the Progress capsules with waste, then sent away to burn up in the atmosphere. Because the launch was aborted during the final moments of the countdown, the mission missed its chance to take the fast route to the ISS. Ultimately, Progress 69 launched on the 2-day flight profile as well. "Third time was the charm". He added that after being tested on unmanned Progress vehicles the new fast approach will also be used by manned Soyus spacecraft that deliver crews to the station. The vehicles look like Russia's crewed, three-module Soyuz spacecraft but can not carry people.

Ever since the mission was being prepared, NASA said speed is a goal of the mission. In February, a Progress MS-07 launch was cancelled at the last minute after another attempt in October 2016.


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