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Soviet supply ship docks with orbiting laboratory

The cargo space ship Progress 18 linked up Saturday with Salyut 7, delivering fuel, equipment, research materials, and mail to the two cosmonauts aboard the orbiting space station, the official news agency, Tass, said. According to Western reports, the 17-week voyage has been plagued by difficulties, including an aborted linkup with a relief crew.

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