Watch the space freighter lift off

The biggest space vehicle servicing the International Space Station has taken off from French Guiana.

The ATV 3 space truck is taking new supplies of food, water, air, and fuel to the station.

It is also carrying experiments and spares for the high-flying astronaut outpost.

The ATV 3 is unmanned and is the biggest space vehicle servicing the station.

Europe plans to send two further freighters to the station, in 2013 and 2014.

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