Russian Spaceship Bursts Into Flames Over Pacific Ocean

A robotic, out-of-control Russian spaceship originally launched to deliver supplies to the International Space Station disintegrated in a fireball Thursday, ending the spacecraft’s failed mission.
The uncrewed Russian Progress vehicle burned up in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America at about 10:20 p.m. EDT Thursday, according to U.S. Strategic Command.
The Progress ship was originally expected to deliver thousands of pounds of supplies to the International Space Station, but just after its launch on April 28, the spacecraft started experiencing major problems. Mission controllers weren’t able to communicate with the craft and called off its docking to the ISS.



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