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Friday, May 01, 2015

US Air Force tracking Russian space capsule as it drops to Earth


The U.S. Air Force is keeping close tabs on Russia's tumbling, out-of-control space capsule as it comes closer to re-entering Earth's atmosphere.

NASA said Thursday that the Progress spacecraft, launched earlier this week with supplies for the International Space Station, is expected to plunge from orbit between May 9 and 11.

The capsule — and the upper stage rocket used to boost it into orbit — are circling the world about 125 miles (201kilometers) lower than the space station.

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