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Russian ISS supply ship spins out of control after launch

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Russian ISS supply ship spins out of control after launch

<p>Russia says it has not given up on trying to save an unmanned spacecraft that’s spinning out of control and falling towards Earth.</p> <p>The cargo ship was carrying fuel, water, food and supplies intended for the International Space Station.</p> <p>Russia’s space agency and <span class="caps">NASA</span> say the six <span class="caps">ISS</span> crew members have sufficient supplies for several months and are in no danger.</p> <p>But flight controllers have been unable to receive data from the spacecraft which had entered the wrong orbit.</p> <p>The cargo ship blasted off from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Tuesday and was scheduled to dock at the space station six hours later.</p> <p>Russian controllers hoped to seize a backup opportunity on Thursday but failed to make contact.</p> <p>Unless it be manoeuvred, the ship will re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and burn up – becoming the second <span class="caps">ISS</span> supply ship to be lost in the past six months.</p> <p><iframe width="606" height="341" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7r9zq6pMP00" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>