Russian Soyuz spacecraft (Soyuz TMA-06M) successfully launches 1 American, 2 Russians towards the International Space Station (ISS)

A rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut has blasted off successfully to the International Space Station.

Russia’s Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin and NASA’s Kevin Ford departed in the Russian Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft on schedule at 10.51 GMT on Tuesday (23-10-2012) from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The crew will join NASA’s Sunita Williams, Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko and Japan’s Akihiko Hoshide, who arrived in July and are due to leave in mid-November.

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