Russia Launches New Cargo  Station

Ship to International Space

Russia launched a 

cargo mission to the ISS early Friday on the country's first resupply mission to the orbiting lab 

The uncrewed Progress 81 

freighter launched into a blue sky atop a Russian-built Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Russia remains a 

partner in the International Space Station (ISS) program despite its ongoing war on Ukraine

Progress 81 orbited the 

Earth twice on its way to the space station, with the spacecraft ultimate docking itself at the aft end of the Russian-built Zvezda module

Progress 81 is

 carrying 5,551 pounds of supplies for the station's seven-person Expedition 67 crew.

That includes about 3,214 

pounds of dry cargo like food, clothing and gear; 1,323 pounds of propellant, 926 pounds of water and 80 pounds of nitrogen

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Chemical Discovered in the