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The space vehicle "Progress" delivered to the orbit of new snails

June 20 2005

Space cargo ship "Progress" has made a successful docking with the International Space Station (ISS) on June 19.

True because of technical failure in the communication channel docking was carried out not in the automatic and manual operation. She completed the commander of the ISS crew - Russian Sergei Krikalev.

Truck delivered a letter from relatives of the astronauts, sweets and fruits, films and audio cassettes with recordings of nightingale trills and other earthly sounds that are lacking in space, reports the Voice of Russia.

The first thing the astronauts began to organize the new place of snails . "The animals need a certain temperature, so the crew selects the most suitable habitat for the snails a place at the station, the more they will spend in orbit or two, but four months, in contrast to their predecessors," - said in a conversation with reporters Givi Gorgiladze - Head bioproekta, Senior Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP RAS).

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