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Russian Cargo Rocket Heads to Space Station

August 22, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

A Russian rocket blasted off for the International Space Station, where it will dock Thursday to deliver food and equipment.

The unmanned Progress M-45 took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome on the Kazakh steppe, a spokesman for the launch site said.

The launch had been postponed from July 24 due to technical glitches aboard the station. A U.S. space shuttle resupplied it in the meantime. The shuttle Discovery brought a new crew to the station last week and headed home Monday.

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