U.S.-Russian crew reaches space station for year-long stay

March 28, 2015 12:07 AM

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, sending a U.S.-Russia crew to the International Space Station for a year-long flight, a NASA Television broadcast showed.

The capsule holding NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, 51, and cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, 54, and Gennady Padalka, 56, slipped into a docking port on the station’s Poisk module at 9:33 p.m. EDT/0133 GMT. The trio blasted off about six hours earlier.Kelly and Kornienko are slated to make the first year-l...

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