Progress 25 Docks with the Station

The latest Progress cargo ship sent to the International Space Station docked today, delivering much needed air, water, fuel and other supplies. It was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday morning, and took 3 days to match orbit with the station.

Progress 25 linked up to the aft port of the Zvezda Service Module on Tuesday morning while the station was above the northeast coast of Australia. The docking only took minutes, but now the hatch between the two craft will be slowly opened up overnight, so the astronauts can get to work unloading it.

On board Progress 25 are more than 476 kg (1,050 pounds) of propellant, 45 kg (100 pounds) of air, 420 kg (925 pounds) of water, and another 1,380 (3,042 pounds) of dry cargo.

Original Source: NASA News Release