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The Progress M-66 cargo spacecraft which has been used as a temporary space lab since it undocked from the International Space Station on the 6th May,  is to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere over the southern Pacific on Monday.

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UPDATE:
Progress M-66 cargo ship undocked from the Pirs docking port at 15.18 GMT, 6 May, 2009.

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The Russian progress 32P/M-66 cargoship is to undock from the International Space Station today.
The spacecraft will then be used to carry out geophysical experiments under the Plasma-Progress program, before it is deorbited over the southern Pacific Ocean, after the 18th May, 2009.

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According to the Russian Flight Control Centre the Progress 32P/M-66 cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station.
The cargo ship has 2.75 tons of supplies such as food, water, fuel, equipment, and a computerised spacesuit.

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An unmanned Russian supply ship is on its way to the International Space Station after blasting off early this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Associated Press reports.
The Progress M-66 cargo spacecraft launched atop a Soyuz-U rocket at 12:49 a.m. EST and is scheduled to dock with the station at 2:19 a.m. EST Friday.

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Russian ferry, the first this year, lifted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS) with cargoes and gifts for cosmonauts, Itar-Tass learnt at the Mission Control Centre in the Moscow Region.

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The Progress M-66 rocket carrier with Soyuz-U  rocket  was launched from the Baikonur space centre toward the International Space Station (ISS).

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A Soyuz-U rocket with the progress 32P/M-66 (366) is to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on the 10th February, 2009, at 05: 49 UTC (08:49: 44 msk).
The Progress cargo ship is to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
Docking above the territory of South Siberia is scheduled for  the 13th February, at 07:19 UTC (10:19 msk).
Observers with clear weather, located in Kazakhstan, and the republic of Altai, have a possibility to see the launch.

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