Russian Spacecraft Spins Out of Control

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Russia's space agency is scrambling to regain control of a robotic Progress cargo ship that appears to have suffered a serious malfunction shortly after launching into orbit on Tuesday. Video from the Progress 59 spacecraft, also known as Progress M-27M, showed it in a dizzying spin, with Earth and the sun rapidly coming into and then out of frame. Russian flight controllers abandoned plans to attempt to dock the cargo ship with the International Space Station on Thursday, NASA spokesman Rob Navias said. That docking — originally scheduled for Tuesday morning, then pushed to Thursday — is now "indefinitely postponed," Navias said. Read more:

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