Russian spaceship falls to Earth

MOSCOW – Russia’s space agency said Friday the unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean.

A brief statement from Roscosmos said the Progress craft entered the planet’s atmosphere about 5 am (2 am GMT) on Friday. Progress was expected to mostly burn up from the friction of the re-entry and there were no reports of fragments being spotted. The statement said the re-entry was over the central part of the ocean but did not give coordinates. The cargo ship was launched on April 28, but entered the wrong orbit and went into a spin. The next launch of a supply ship, by the US company SpaceX, is planned for June.



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