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3 astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

3 astronauts blast off for five-month ISS mission

Kazakhstan – Two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off for the International Space Station in a nighttime launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, heading for a five-month mission. The Soyuz MS-06 rocket carrying Alexander Misurkin of the Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, NASA first-time flyer Mark Vande Hei and his veteran […]

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3 astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

3 astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

Kazakhstan – Three astronauts blasted off Thursday from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome towards the International Space Station in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft. First-time astronauts Kathleen Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japanese space agency set off for a four-month mission at the ISS with two-time Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin at 0136 GMT. “And lift-off!” […]