The Russian cargo spaceship â€œProgressâ€
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The Russian cargo spaceship â€œProgressâ€ has blasted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Carried by the Soyuz rocket, it is taking a new module to the International Space Station.
The main purpose of the new module it will be serving is to increase the docking capacity of the station, which has not had enough capacity for the number of cosmonauts traveling back and forth to the ISS.
It will also deliver new equipment to the station that will enable the cosmonauts at the ISS to conduct scientific experiments and also serve as a platform for these experiments.