A Russian Progress cargo ship left the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, April 19. ISS Progress 46, which arrived at the station in January undocked from the Pirs docking compartment carrying trash and other disposable items. Russian flight controllers will command the resupply ship to leave the station for several days of tests, then send it to burn up in the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. On April 20, the ISS Progress 47, a new cargo craft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, loaded with 2.5 tons of food, fuel and supplies for the six crew members aboard the orbiting laboratory.
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