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Fraser
2012-Aug-02, 01:20 PM
After a flawless launch, an unmanned Russian Progress resupply ship used a new expedited technique to reach the International Space Station in hours instead of days. Progress 48 was loaded with almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six crew members, and it docked successfully to the Pirs docking compartment on August [...]

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publiusr
2012-Aug-04, 07:36 PM
More on that here:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/progress_m_0m.html#16

Nick Theodorakis
2012-Aug-04, 08:03 PM
More on that here:
http://www.russianspaceweb.com/progress_m_0m.html#16

I was just going to make a joke about them finding a shortcut but I see that article already made that point!

Nick