Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: Successful liftoff of the Progress 56 cargo and docking to ISS soon

July 24, 2014

Successful liftoff of the Progress 56 cargo and docking to ISS soon

Dear readers and followers,


last night, the ISS Progress 56 has lifted off (3:44 a.m. local time on July 24 in Baikonur), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft is loaded with about 2600 kg of food, fuel and supplies for the six-person Expedition 40 crew in ISS.

Credit image: Roscosmos


Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this photo of the International Space Station orbiting Earth saying, "We have an open parking spot up here. First come first served! Progress launches tonight." 


Credit image: Reid Wiseman


Stay tuned for the docking