Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket takes off towards ISS successfully

October 30, 2014 3:30 PM

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Russia on Thursday successfully launched its Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) just hours after US space agency NASA’s Antares rocket exploded soon after the launch.

Taking a special fast track route, the Russian Soyuz 2-1A rocket arrived at the space station six hours later and successfully docked Progress 57 module, which the rocket was carrying, at the designated Pirs docking bay which is orbiting the Earth. The scientists said that the Progress 57 vehicle wi...

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