Russian Resupply Spacecraft Burns Up Over Pacific Ocean
The unresponsive cargo drone would have made noncritical deliveries to the International Space Station.By Evan Thomas | May 8, 2015
An uncrewed Progress space cargo freighter burned up somewhere over the Pacific Ocean Thursday night.
This fiery end was only a matter of time. Russia’s Progress 59 mission ran into trouble more than a week ago, when the spacecraft stopped responding to commands shortly after launch.
It entered an uncontrolled spin and Earth’s gravity pulled it back into the atmosphere. (Video via NASA)