Cargo ship blasts off for space station

A Russian Soyuz space rocket, headed for the International Space Station, has launched successfully from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Progress capsule is on a mission to deliver a cargo ship loaded with food, water and equipment to the satellite.

The liftoff came five days after an unmanned US SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded after launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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