Sunday, March 09 2008
The most complex spacecraft ever developed in Europe blasts off.
The 21-ton, ten-metre long Jules Verne takes supplies to the crew of the International Space Station.
The unmanned craft, called an Automated Transfer Vehicle, is powered into orbit more than 200 miles above the earth by an Ariane5 rocket.
It is scheduled to dock with the space station on April 3, delivering much-needed food, fuel and spare parts to the astronauts.
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