(19 Jan. 2007) --- Backdropped by a blue Earth, an unpiloted
Progress supply vehicle approaches the International Space
Station. The Progress 24 resupply craft launched at 8:12 p.m.
(CST) on Jan. 17, 2007 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan to deliver 2.5 tons of food, fuel, oxygen and
other supplies to the Expedition 14 crewmembers onboard the
station. Progress automatically docked to the Pirs Docking
Compartment at 8:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 19 as the spacecraft
and the station flew approximately 220 miles above a point
near the South Atlantic off the southeast coast of Uruguay.
© photos by NASA design
by Michał Kurc