According to reports, a Russian rocket became successful in launching an uncrewed cargo ship to the worldwide Space Station after failure of two previous supply missions in a row.
The SpaceX rocket was riding to the rescue of a space station crew that had already had to forgo the replenishment of supplies that were aboard a Russian cargo capsule launched in April.
The worldwide Space Station has just received a much-needed delivery, including some groceries, aboard a Russian capsule that successfully docked after three previous attempts to resupply the orbiting laboratory had failed.
The Soyuz-U booster rocket blasted off without trouble from a launch pad in Kazakhstan.
NASA says more than 200 people from 15 countries have visited it since November 2000.
The global Space Station was flying about 249 miles over northwestern Sudan, near the border with Egypt and Libya, at the moment of liftoff.
Live video was received from Progress after achieving orbit showing a lovely view of the Earth below.
Russia’s Progress M-28M cargo craft lifts off for the worldwide Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Live coverage on NASA TV, streamed below, begins at 11:30 p.m. As a result, the supply rocket also acts as a waste disposal transport for the safety of the crew and equipment. Kelly and Kornienko are about three months into the first-ever yearlong mission aboard the station, which is designed to help pave the way for the lengthy journey to Mars.
The Soyuz-U rocket used Friday is an older sub-type of the rocket, which has been the workhorse of Soviet and Russian space programs for almost half-a-century.
Now that Progress 60 is docked, those deadlines will get pushed back.
NASA, however, said that space crew members were never in any danger after these incidents as supplies at the ISS would have lasted them at least until October.
Earlier there were two failed attempts, one by the USA and one by Russian Federation.
Nasa and its supplier, SpaceX, subsequently launched their own mission last Sunday, but this also failed after the unmanned Dragon spacecraft exploded shortly after take off, along with the Falcon 9 rocket which was propelling it.
The extra personnel will enable more science research to be performed.