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Monday, February 28, 2005

Russian supply rocket bound for station

A Russian rocket loaded with supplies for the international space station has lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, according to a BBC News report.

The rocket carrying the Progress M-52 spacecraft lifted off at 12:09 a.m. local time Tuesday.

Aside from providing supplies to the station, the cargo flight will help prepare the station to act as a "lifeboat" in case of an accident aboard the space shuttle. Discovery is scheduled for launch in May.


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