Manned Soyuz rocket blasts off successfully

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency blasted off aboard a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to dock safely with the International Station for a six-and-a-half month mission.

Lift-off of first manned space mission since Soyuz failure

Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blast off for the first manned Soyuz mission since a frightening failed launch in October. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency take off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan for a six-and-a-half month mission aboard the International Space Station. IMAGES of the launch