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Russian supply ship docks arrives at space station with 3 tons of supplies

Progress MS-13 cargo ship lifted off Friday atop Soyuz rocket

2000: The international space station gets its first residents as American astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei K. Krikalev arrive aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay.
2000: The international space station gets its first residents as American astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei K. Krikalev arrive aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay. (NASA)

MOSCOW – An uncrewed Russian ship carrying tons of supplies successfully docked Monday with the International Space Station.

The Progress MS-13 cargo ship had lifted off Friday atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

It successfully docked with the space outpost on Monday at 1035 GMT.

The Progress brought about 3 tons of food, fuel and supplies to the space station, which currently has six astronauts aboard — NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan, Jessica Meir and Christina Koch; Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency; and Russia’s Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Skripochka.

It is the second supply spacecraft to arrive at the space station in the past two days. On Sunday morning, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship brought research materials, crew supplies and hardware to the space station.