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Russia launches cargo spacecraft to Space Station

Moscow, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) The Progress MS-25 space freighter lifted off today from the Baikonur space center on its way to the International Space Station (ISS), reported the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos.

Powered by a Soyuz-2.1a rocket, Progress MS-25 is carrying more than 2,500 kilograms of cargo and supplies for the crew members of the ISS, specifically water, food, fuel and equipment for scientific experiments.

The Russian spacecraft is also carrying to the ISS an incubator to study the development of embryos in quail eggs in weightlessness, as well as devices to investigate corrosion that will be placed on the exterior of the space station, Roscosmos said.

Currently on the orbital platform are Russians Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Konstantin Borisov, Americans Loral O’Hara and Jasmin Moghbeli, Danish Andreas Mogensen, and Japanese Satoshi Furukawa.

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