Three-person crew blasts off for ISS in Russian capsule | AFP

Russia’s Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft with two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut on board blasts off to the International Space Station from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It is the first such launch since SpaceX’s game-changing debut manned flight from US soil.

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