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A new Russian module has been launched on the International Space Station | WGN Radio 720

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Moscow (AP) —Russian rocket exploded on Wednesday, delivering a new docking module to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz rocket took off as scheduled at 6:06 pm (1306 GMT) from a Russian launch facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying a progress cargo ship equipped with a pre-char (peer) docking module.

The craft is set to dock to the station on Friday and will connect to the new Russian Nauka (Science) laboratory module added to the station in July.

A new spherical module with six docking ports enables future expansion of the Russian segment of the station.

Earlier this week, the Russian crew at the station began training for the arrival of Prechar, simulating the use of manual control in the event of an automatic docking system failure.

The space outpost is currently operated by NASA astronauts Rajachari, Thomas Marshburn, Keila Baron, and Mark Vandehei. Russian astronauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov. Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency.

A new Russian module has been launched on the International Space Station | WGN Radio 720

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