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Russian cargo spaceship falls over Pacific Ocean

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 5 a.m. (0200 GMT) on Friday. Progress was expected to mostly burn up from the friction of the re-entry and there were no reports of fragments being spotted.

The statement said the re-entry was over the central part of the ocean but did not give coordinates.

The cargo ship was launched on April 28, but entered the wrong orbit and went into a spin.

The next launch of a supply ship, by the U.S. company SpaceX, is planned for June.