Uncrewed Russian spaceship fails, burns up in atmosphere miles above Siberia

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An uncrewed Russian spacecraft carrying hundreds of pounds of supplies for the crew onboard the International Space Station failed to make it to orbit after launch Thursday. 

The Progress cargo ship failed about 190 kilometers (118 miles) above a remote part of Siberia, with some of the craft burning up in the atmosphere and other pieces likely making it to the ground.

The Progress — launched atop a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan — seemed to be functioning well until a little more than 6 minutes into the launch, when Russian mission control unexpectedly lost touch with the spacecraftRead more…

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