Russian cargo shipment crashes en route to the International Space Station

A rocket loaded up with cargo meant for the International Space Station crashed into remote Siberia just minutes after launch today, but luckily it was unmanned and no one was hurt.

The Progress M-12M cargo ship that's pictured above didn't detach from its launch vehicle properly, causing it to not make it into orbit and plummet back down to earth. The crash will most likely delay the next manned trip up to the ISS, which is currently scheduled for September 22nd, while they figure out what exactly went wrong.

Fortunately, NASA says that the six folks up there in the ISS should have plenty of supplies to keep them going for a while, so they're in no immediate danger. Your pouches of baked beans will make it to you eventually! Just hang tight!

BBC News via io9

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