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It’s delivery time for space crew and cargo

Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after a successful launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Scott Tingle, Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Norishige Kanai lifted off at 11:21 p.m. PT Saturday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft and are to arrive at the station on Tuesday. Meanwhile, a robotic SpaceX Dragon capsulelinked up with the station overnight, delivering 4,800 pounds of cargo.

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By Alan Boyle

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