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ISS crew to share food rations with colleagues if need be — specialist

June 29, 2015, 15:05 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The ISS crew keep in touch with each other all the time and often have meals together," the chief of the ISS crew nourishment department said
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MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. Russian and US crew of the International Space Station will share their food rations, if need be, but for the time being they have no food or dinks shortages, the chief of the ISS crew nourishment department at the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems, Aleksandr Agureyev, has told TASS.

"If necessary the crew share rations. It’s standard practice. The ISS crew keep in touch with each other all the time and often have meals together," Agureyev said.

Falcon rocket crash

The Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon cargo spacecraft was blasted off from the US Cape Canaveral spaceport in Florida at 10:21pm (17:21pm, Moscow time) on Sunday. It exploded in 2.5 minutes after the launch. The spacecraft was to deliver to the ISS about 2 tonnes of cargoes, including food, equipment and materials for experiments and return to Earth in several weeks.

The current ISS mission crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko, as well as NASA astronaut Scott Kelly. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui are planned to join them in a moth. 

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