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Distant View of Progress Spacecraft
02.07.08
An unpiloted Progress supply vehicle
ISS016-E-027792 (7 Feb. 2008) --- An unpiloted Progress supply vehicle on its way to dock with the International Space Station is not so easily delineated in this scene, as it is backdropped in center frame by a salt marsh (Chott Djerid) in Tunisia. The approach was documented by one of the Expedition 16 crewmembers using a digital still camera onboard the station. Progress 28 resupply craft launched at 8:03 a.m. (EST) on Feb. 5, 2008 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to deliver more than 2.5 tons of food, fuel, oxygen and other supplies to the Expedition 16 crewmembers onboard the station. Progress automatically docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 7. The Gulf of Gabes and Ile de Djerba are visible on the right side of the frame.

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