A sprint to the International Space Station (ISS) may not suit everyone. On Aug. 1, Russia’s Progress 48 resupply mission lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:35 p.m. EDT on an ISS first: a four-orbit, 6-hr. trajectory that was to end with an automated docking of the unpiloted capsule at 9:24 p.m. EDT. The Progress delivery of nearly 3 tons of fuel and other supplies was to serve as a test flight, creating the option for similarly brief transits of Russia’s ...


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