Russia's Progress M1-10 space truck to dock with ISS today

Russia's Progress M1-10 space truck is to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) at 3.17 p.m., Moscow time today.

This space truck will link up with the ISS in the automatic mode, people at the Russian mission-control center told RIA-NOVOSTI.

The Progress M1-10 spacecraft, which lifted off June 8 from the Baikonur space center, is to deliver a 2.5-ton payload, i.e. fuel, research equipment, food, water, mail, as well as recordings of ocean tides, rain, bird singing and rustling trees, to the station. Moreover, the seventh ISS expedition, namely, mission commander Yury Malenchenko of Russia and flight engineer Edward Lu of the United States, will get some comedy films for coping with space fatigue.

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