Blast off to spacestation


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The Independent Online

Two Russians and an American blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday to return a full crew to the International Space Station.

The successful launch after a two-month delay came as a relief. In August, a Soyuz rocket, carrying cargo to the space station, came down over Siberia and last week a probe to explore deep space failed to leave Earth orbit.