Fresh supplies coming our way! This Russian Progress cargo spacecraft just launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. It’s also a test-flight for a new streamlined 3-hr launch-to-docking profile. Fingers crossed! #DareToExplore pic.twitter.com/MptMmMqO6y
Supplies on the way: Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques snapped this photo of a Russian cargo spacecraft’s zigzag launch trail from the International Space Station this morning (April 4).
The space station passed over the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site 38 seconds after a Soyuz rocket launched the Progress 72 spacecraft into orbit, according to NASA spokesperson Rob Navias, giving Saint-Jacques an early glimpse of its Progress spacecraft headed their way.
And Saint-Jacques and his five crewmates didn’t have long to wait — the Progress 72 spacecraft was the second cargo launch to undertake a special ultra-fast delivery, getting…