Main » 2012 » August » 2 » Russian Spacecraft docked with ISS six hours after liftoff.
Russian Spacecraft docked with ISS six hours after liftoff.
On August 2, 2012 at 01:18 UTC the Russian "Progress M-16M” unmanned supply spacecraft automatically docked with the International Space Station just only six hours after blasting off from Earth. It was for the first time, when Russia docked the space freighter with the ISS in the first six hours after the launch rather than in two days, which was a routine procedure. Progress-M-16M delivered over 2639 kilograms of supplies, including food, water and scientific equipment, to a six-man crew onboard the orbital station.