Unmanned Russian spaceship expected to crash

An unpiloted Progress resupply vehicle is shown approaching the International Space Station.
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An unpiloted Progress resupply vehicle is shown approaching the International Space Station.

The Russian spacecraft Progress 59 is expected to crash down into Earth after it experienced difficulties after entering the orbit, leaving the vessel to spin out of control, The Guardian reported Wednesday.

The unmanned vessel was on its way to deliver food and supplies to the International Space Station crew.


The Russian government agency Roscosmos has been unsuccessfully trying to establish a line of communication with the vessel and gain control. The crash of Progress 59 poses small chances of threats to human life given the small percentage of inhabited land on Earth.

NASA is providing updates on Progress 59.

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