Out-of-Control Russian Spaceship Falls Back to Earth

An automated Russian cargo spacecraft met a fiery end in Earth's atmosphere, nine days after launching on a failed mission to supply the International Space Station.
Officials with the Russian space agency said in a statement, the unmanned Progress 59 freighter burned up at 10:04 p.m. Eastern Standard Thursday night over the central Pacific Ocean.
According to Russian spaceflight company OAO RSC Energia the vessel carried 5,200 supplies from water to propellant, compressed gases, and other dry goods.
Shortly after launch on April 28, the craft experienced a malfunction causing it's uncontrolled spin.
Russian ground controllers were not able to command the Progress due to its spin rate.



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