Russia's space agency says the unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean. A brief statement from Roscosmos says the Progress craft entered the planet's atmosphere about 10pm EDT yesterday. Progress was expected to mostly burn up from the friction of the re-entry, and there were no reports of fragments being spotted.
The cargo ship was launched on April 28, but it entered the wrong orbit and went into a spin. The statement said the re-entry was over the central part of the ocean but did not give coordinates. The next launch of a supply ship, by the US company SpaceX, is planned for June. (Read more Russia stories.)