HOUSTON — Russia’s Progress 56 spacecraft docked with the International Space Station late July 23, six hours after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with nearly three tons of fuel, life support and crew equipment, science hardware and other supplies. The automated linkup with the station’s Russian segment Pirs docking compartment unfolded at 11:31 p.m. EDT. The successful operation leaves open the segment’s Zvezda aft docking port for the ...

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