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28 Apr, 2010 19:32

Soyuz rocket on its way to ISS

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is carrying two-and-a-half tons of supplies for the International Space Station, including fresh water, food and clothes.

Aside from the basic necessities, the six crew members currently living at the ISS will also receive parcels from their families.

Among the bars of chocolate and fresh fruit, there are books on everything from science fiction to psychology.

It'll be three days before the cargo reaches the ISS. Russia is planning four more similar deliveries this year.