Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

July 7, 2016 6:01 PM

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Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

Three astronauts blasted off today from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome towards the International Space Station (ISS) in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft.

First-time astronauts Kathleen Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japanese space agency set off for a four-month mission at the ISS with two-time Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin at 0136 GMT.

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