Resupply run to ISS

Progress freighter arrives at space station

With the previous Progress vehicle loaded up with garbage and sent to burn up in earth’s atmosphere, the latest unmanned supply run to the International Space Station has arrived with food, CDs, and DVDs, along with a large amount of gear and equipment for the next ISS crew, which will launch in Ocotber.

Of special interest for Malenchenko and Lu is a satellite telephone and Global Positioning System equipment that the pair will return to Earth with in their Soyuz TMA-2 spacecraft.

That way, if they land on the wrong part of earth like the last Soyuz crew, they’ll be able to phone home.