Russia’s ISS Progress 79 resupply ship nears the space station.
The uncrewed Russian Progress 79 resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas for a two-day rendezvous on its way to meet up with the orbiting laboratory and its Expedition 66 crew members.
After making 33 orbits of Earth on its journey, Progress docked at the aft port of the station’s Zvezda module Friday night. Carrying more than three tons of food, fuel, and supplies for the Expedition 66 crew, the Progress 79 resupply spacecraft will spend about seven months at the station.
The space station was flying over the south Atlantic Ocean at the time of the launch. Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on Twitter as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.