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Soyuz rocket carrying 2 Russians, 1 American blasts off

October 19, 2016 3:47 PM
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Soyuz rocket carrying 2 Russians, 1 American blasts off

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Russian launched a three-man Soyuz crew Wednesday bound for the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, and cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko were aboard when the Soyuz MS-02 lifted off as scheduled at 2:05 p.m. from the Roscosmos space agency-operated Baikonur launch facility.

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