April 24, 2006

Russia launches supplies to space station

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia launched an unmanned spaceship on
Monday to carry food and equipment to the International Space
Station, mission control said.

The Progress M56 cargo ship took off successfully from the
Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which Russia rents from its
former Soviet neighbor.

It was scheduled to dock in two days at the space station,
where Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov and U.S. astronaut
Jeffrey Williams have been living since their arrival earlier
this month. They have a six-month stint in orbit.