In pictures: Soyuz capsule takes off and flies to the International Space Station


The Soyuz capsule launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and carrying an American, Russian and Italian has successfully docked with the International Space Station.

The new crew made up of Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineers: Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Karen Nyberg of NASA, will spend six months conducting a variety of experiments.

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