Russia Launches New  Space Station

Progress 81 Cargo Ship to

Russia Launched A New Robotic Cargo

Mission to the International Space Station early Friday (June 3) on the country's first resupply mission to the orbiting lab

The Uncrewed Progress 81 Freighter

Launched into a clear sky atop a Russian-built Soyuz rocket at 5:32 a.m. EDT from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

NASA Spokesperson Sandra Jones Said

"It was a perfect launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome," during live launch commentary from the agency's Mission Control center in Houston.  

Russia Remains A Partner

In the International Space Station (ISS) program despite its conflict with neighbor country.

Even Though Its Chief Dmitry Rogozin

Has repeatedly threatened to leave the program, which is a collaboration of 5 different space agencies and 15 countries. 

Progress 81 Will Circle The Earth

Twice on its way to the space station, with docking set for 9:03 a.m. EDT at the aft end of the Russian-built Zvezda module. 

Musk Orders Tesla SpaceX  Hours A Week

Workers To Be In Office 40