Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station
This May 23, 2011 file photo released by NASA shows the International Space Station at an altitude of approximately 220 miles above the Earth, taken by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz TMA-20 following its undocking. (AP Photo/NASA, Paolo Nespoli, File)
MOSCOW -- An unmanned Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies to the International Space Station has blasted off to the orbiting laboratory.
The Progress MS-13 cargo ship lifted off Friday atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It is set to dock with the space outpost on Monday.
The Progress is carrying about 3 tons (2.7 metric tons) of food, fuel and supplies to the space station, which currently has six astronauts aboard.