Russia launches fresh crew to ISS on fast-track journey

ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (AFP) – Two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut blasted off on a high-speed journey to the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday, in the first such launch aboard a Russian capsule since SpaceX’s game-changing debut manned flight from United States (US) soil. Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of Roscosmos and NASA’s Kathleen Rubins launched from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 0545 GMT yesterday.

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