Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz craft

July 7, 2016 6:01 PM

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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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