Russian rocket successfully launches, en route to ISS

July 3, 2015 11:52 AM

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Russian rocket successfully launches, en route to ISS

MOSCOW, July 3 (UPI) -- A Russian rocket successfully launched Friday carrying some 6,000 pounds of critical supplies to the International Space Station after back-to-back failed attempts.

The unpiloted Progress 60 cargo freighter lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12:55 a.m. EDT. Within minutes, the Soyuz-U cargo vehicle successfully separated from the rocket.

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