Monday, November 14, 2011

Russian Soyuz blasts off for ISS

Full Story: BBC Europe 14 November 2011

Soyuz blasts off from Kazakhstan
Today at 04:14 GMT, the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, carrying two Russian and one American astronaut on board blasted off from Kazakhstan's snow-covered steppes to take its passengers to the International Space Station.

Once safely in orbit, the three astronauts gave a thumbs-up signal to cameras on board the craft and said: "Everything is normal and we are feeling fine". Applause broke out at the mission control centre in a northern Moscow suburb, reports BBC.

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