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Russia Launches Spacecraft to International Space Station

World | Reuters | March 22, 2018, 6:59 am
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 The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-08 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, and U.S. astronauts Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel. (Image: AP)

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-08 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, and U.S. astronauts Richard Arnold and Andrew Feustel. (Image: AP)

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 The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-08 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, flies in the sky at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Image: AP)

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-08 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, flies in the sky at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Image: AP)

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 The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is placed on the launch pad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew, consisting of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia, is placed on the launch pad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launch pad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launch pad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, who are crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Richard Arnold, who are crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar. (Image: Reuters)

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar. (Image: Reuters)

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 Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch. (Image: Reuters)

Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

Crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 55-56, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold, attend the final qualification training for their upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Image: Reuters)

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 The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. (Image: Reuters)

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. (Image: Reuters)

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 NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel, who is a crew member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew. (Image: Reuters)

Specialists work on the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft for the next International Space Station (ISS) crew. (Image: Reuters)

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 Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)

Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev attends the final qualification training for the upcoming space mission in Star City near Moscow, Russia. (Image: Reuters)