The Russian cargo transport carrier Progress M-08M launched on Wednesday from the Baikonur spaceport in Kazakhstan. The vehicle has reached the orbit for its approach to the International Space Station with docking scheduled for Saturday. This was announced by a representative of Roscosmos. Progress will deliver food, fresh fruit and vegetables, water, fuel, ISS equipment, parcels from family and festive gifts for the Space Station crew.
Meanwhile, the STS-133 space shuttle Discovery is in a final launch campaign to commence Monday, November 1, 2010 bound to the orbiting laboratory.