U.S., Russian crew blasts off for year-long stay on space station

March 27, 2015 8:24 PM

4 0

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts on their way to the International Space Station, a NASA Television broadcast showed.

Two of the men, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, 51, and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, 54, will stay aboard the station for a year, twice as long as previous crews.

Also read: Images Indicate European Mars Lander Destroyed: Space Agency

Read more

To category page