At Last Minute, Russia Scrubs Cargo Launch to Space Station

In this file photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service on Sunday, Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A is on the launch pad at Russia’s main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)

Russia has scrubbed the planned launch of an unmanned cargo spacecraft that was to have delivered tons of supplies to the International Space Station.

Preparations for the launch of the Progress ship from the Baikonur complex in Kazakhstan appeared to be proceeding smoothly Sunday until less than a minute before the liftoff.

Roscosmos, the Russian space agenc