Soyuz heads for space station with 2 Russians, 1 American

March 18, 2016 9:41 PM

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BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan – A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American is heading for the International Space Station after blasting off from Russia's manned space launch complex in Kazakhstan.

The launch at 3:26 a.m. Saturday (2126 GMT Friday) appeared flawless and the craft entered orbit nine minutes after liftoff. The Soyuz is to dock with the space station about six hours later.

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