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Progress In, Progress Out at International Space Station

By Jason Rhian

One of Russia’s unmanned Progress resupply spacecraft left the International Space Station (ISS) Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. The departure was timed to make way for a new Progress, which is currently slated to arrive at the orbiting laboratory and workshop Monday.

The Progress 48 cargo vessel was at the ISS for about half a year, and then it re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere, where it was incinerated. The entire process, from unlatching from the space station to the spacecraft’s demise, took about four hours total, with departure occurring at 8:15 a.m. EST and reentry occurring around noon.

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