‘Perfect launch’ of Soyuz rocket sends Russian Progress 79 cargo ship to space station

by Msnbctv news staff

A Russian Soyuz rocket launched a brand new robotic cargo ship to the Worldwide House Station late Wednesday (Oct. 27) to ship tons of contemporary provides for astronauts in orbit.

The Soyuz 2.1a rocket launched the Progress 79 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan  8 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, Oct. 27 (0000 GMT or 5 a.m. native time on Friday) to kick off a two-day chase of the house station. The uncrewed provide ship ought to arrive on the station late Friday (Oct. 29). 

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