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SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship reaches space station

MIAMI: SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived on Sunday at the International Space Station, carrying supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit. "Capture confirmed," a NASA commentator said at 5:57 am (10:57 GMT), when the space station's robotic arm, operated by one of its astronauts, attached itself to the cargo ship as it floated over Australia and Papua New Guinea. "It's a great day to see Dragon back at ISS again," said another NASA commentator. The recycled spaceship blasted off on Friday…

Turkey sends first cargo ship with aid for Qatar

ISTANBUL:¬†Turkey on Thursday sent its first ship loaded with aid for its embattled regional ally Qatar which has been hit by sanctions from Gulf powers led by Saudi Arabia, state media said. Turkey has already sent over 100 planes with food and other aid for Qatar but this is the first time a cargo ship has embarked on the voyage to Doha. The ship left the Aegean port of Aliaga in Izmir province with around 4,000 tonnes of fruit, vegetables and other foodstuffs on board, the Anadolu news agency said. It should arrive…

Russia launches space freighter to ISS

MOSCOW: Russia on Wednesday launched an unmanned Progress cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. "The Soyuz-2.1A booster rocket with the Progress MS-06 cargo ship launched successfully from Baikonur cosmodrome at 12:20 Moscow time (0920 GMT)," Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement on its website. The cargo ship, carrying more than two tonnes of essential supplies including fuel, air and equipment and parcels for astronauts, is due…

‘Seven Pakistanis killed in attack on cargo ship in Yemen waters’

At least seven Pakistanis were killed when a cargo ship came under a rocket attack off Yemen coast, ARY News reported. According to details, an unfortunate ship namely "MV JOUYA-8" was hit by a rocket in Yemen and reportedly destroyed, killing seven Pakistanis. Human rights activist Ansar Burney also issued a statement on his Facebook page claiming that the unfortunate cargo ship "MV JOUYA-8" having flag of Iran was heading towards Gulf from Egypt via Sea of Hodeida Yemen where a strayed or aimed rocket hit the ship…