Russian spaceship falls to Earth



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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency says the unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean.

A brief statement from Roscosmos says the Progress craft entered the planet's atmosphere about 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) on Friday. Progress was expected to mostly burn up from the friction of the re-entry and there were no reports of fragments being spotted.

The statement said the re-entry was over the central part of the ocean but did not give coordinates.

The cargo ship was launched on April 28, but entered the wrong orbit and went into a spin.

The next launch of a supply ship, by the U.S. company SpaceX, is planned for June.

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