MAY 08, 2015 03:59 AM PDT

Spinning Spacecraft Burns Up On Re-Entry

The Russian spacecraft Progress 59, which was to have brought supplies and food to the International Space Station, has burned up over the Pacific after a dramatic fall from space. Scientists estimated that only a few pieces would remain of the craft, the rest of it reduced to ashes upon re-entry.
The Progress 59 has re-entered the atmosphere over the Pacific and burned up, ending it's out of control spin through space
The cargo ship was launched from Kazakhstan on April 28, 2015 and soon began to spin out of control in space when control was lost due to a failure of the communications system. While the ship carried food, fuel and other necessary supplies, the crew of six astronauts on board the ISS still has enough of everything until the next scheduled delivery in June.

Source: BBC
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