Russian supply ship lifts off to International Space Station

An unmanned Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies has blasted off to the orbiting International Space Station

MOSCOW -- An automatic Russian supply ship carrying tons of supplies successfully blasted off Friday heading for the International Space Station.

The Progress MS-13 cargo ship lifted off as scheduled at 2:34 p.m. (0934 GMT) atop a Soyuz rocket from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

It successfully entered a designated preliminary orbit and is set to dock with the space outpost on Monday.