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Soyuz MS-08 launches cosmonaut, NASA astronauts to space station (video)

Soyuz MS-08 launches cosmonaut, NASA astronauts to space station

Two U.S. astronauts and a cosmonaut from Russia have left Earth for a five-month mission on the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos lifted off on board Russia’s Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft on Wednesday (March 21). Their ride to orbit, a Soyuz FG rocket, launched from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. EDT (1744 GMT or 11:44 p.m. Kazakh local time).

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