Progress MS-17 vehicle is preparing to transport Russian foodstuffs to the International Station


 

The Russian spacecraft Progress MS-17 will transport Russian foodstuffs to the International Space Station, and the Director of the Nutrition Department of the International Space Station Crew at the Institute of Medical and Biological Issues of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander Agoreyev, said that there are 38 species Of the food items dedicated to Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and 51 items to fellow American Mark Vande Hai.

The shipment includes meat and some traditional Russian foods such as borsch soup and others. At the request of the Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov, mustard paste and sweet pepper tomato sauce will be delivered.

The vehicle will also transport vegetables, fruits, sweets, juice, and other foods to the international station crew.


The vehicle is scheduled to depart on the night of June 30. The crew of the International Space Station currently includes 7 people, the two Russian cosmonauts, 3 NASA astronauts, a European astronaut, and a Japanese astronaut.

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