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Russia's Progress M-62 space cargo ship was buried at a "spaceship cemetery" in southern Pacific, a Mission Control spokesman said Friday.

"The Progress M-62 was de-orbited, and, having partly burned up in the Earth's dense atmosphere, ended its existence in the set area in southern Pacific"

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A Russian cargo capsule successfully docked with the international space station early today, delivering 5,000 pounds of supplies that included Christmas gifts.
The flawless linkup at 2:14 a.m. CST ended a three-day journey for the unmanned Progress spacecraft.
Peggy Whitson, the station's commander, astronaut Dan Tani and cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko were to open the capsule later today, gathering fresh fruit and vegetables included as part of the delivery.
The station's galley is not equipped with a refrigerator to preserve food.

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The  Russian cargo spacecraft has successfully  docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
The Progress M-62 is carrying as 2.5 tons of food, oxygen, water and fuel  for the orbiting station.
The spacecraft also has  festive presents for the crew.

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The Russian Progress ferry, fired off from the Baikonur cosmodrome on Sunday, was successfully put into a calculated orbit at 10.21 MT.

Progress M-62 detached from a Soyuz-V launch vehicle (which lifted off at 10.12) at an altitude of 200 kilometres above the earth and continued its flight towards the International Space Station according to a set trajectory.

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 "Launch was at about 10.12 msk.  The "progress" flight  is now into a three-day orbit program, rather than the normal  two day flight, which  flies the ship to  the international space station; this allows  time to prepare  the ship systems for the docking" - Mission Control Center (TSUP).

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The "Soyuz" Carrier rocket with the Progress M-62 cargo ship  has successfully launched on schedule from the Baikonur cosmodrome.



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The 27th Progress cargo ship to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch at 07:12 GMT (2:12 a.m. EST), 23rd December, 2007,  from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

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A Russian  Soyuz-U carrier rocket will launch the 27th Progress cargo delivery ship to the International Space Station, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on  December 23rd, 2007.

"The Progress M-62 will deliver food and water for the crew, as well as fuel to maintain the ISS's orbit, and other cargo and research equipment" - Federal Space Agency.

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