300px Soyuz TMA 3 launch Russia launches three astronauts for ISS

Baikonur Cosmodrome is the world's oldest and largest operational space launch facility (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Sunil Kumar

Two Russians and an American on Tuesday blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on a Soyuz rocket in Russia’s first manned space launch for almost five months.

Russians Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and American Joseph Acaba started their journey on top of the Russian Soyuz FG rocket under crystal-clear skies from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, an AFP correspondent said

 

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