July 3rd, 2010
12:23 PM ET

Officials try again to dock stray vessel to space station

Officials with the International Space Station have agreed to a second docking attempt for a wayward Russian supply craft scheduled for Sunday afternoon. The unmanned cargo spacecraft failed to dock as scheduled Friday.

The Progress cargo vessel, a resupply craft, was trying to dock with the space station when a technical problem occurred about 20 minutes before the scheduled docking time, NASA spokeswoman Lynette Madison said.

The vessel flew about two miles past the space station.

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  1. BreakingNewsBlog.us

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    despite over 50 years of experience (and hundreds manned and unmanned vehicles launched) yesterday ONE russian Progress has missed the ISS target by about a mile…
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    well, how many Cygnus and Dragon (WITHOUT the 50+ years experience of Russia) will miss the ISS target (or could strongly HIT the ISS) from 2014 ???
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