Source Pravda.Ru

Progress M-17M falls into graveyard of spaceships

 

Fragments of the Progress M-17M spaceship, which on April 15 undocked from the ISS, fell into the Pacific Ocean. As explained by representative of the Moscow Mission Control, the area of the ocean, where the fragments fell, is referred to as the "graveyard of spaceships."

The Progress M-17M cargo spacecraft docked with the International Space Station on October 31 2012. The ship delivered to the ISS more than 2.5 tons of supplies, including scientific equipment, spare parts for the station, fuel, food, water and air for astronauts, as well as parcels for the ISS crew.