Soyuz rocket carrying 3-man crew lifts off for ISS

May 28, 2014 8:25 PM

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MOSCOW -- A Russian rocket carrying a three-man crew to the International Space Station has blasted off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Soyuz booster rocket lifted off as scheduled at 1:57 a.m. Thursday (19:57 GMT Wednesday) and soared into the darkness over the Central Asian steppe in what a NASA commentator described as a "flawless launch."

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