U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for the space station

Soyuz launch
A Soyuz rocket fires its engines to launch three spacefliers into orbit. (NASA TV via YouTube)

Russia launched a Soyuz rocket from its Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today, sending two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut to the International Space Station.

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