Soyuz rockets
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Safe launch for manned Soyuz rocket on ISS mission

A Russian spacecraft carrying an astronaut and two cosmonauts has launched successfully from Kazakhstan on a mission to the International Space Station.

The team is the first to travel on a Russian Soyuz craft since a similar rocket carrying cargo crashed shortly after launch in August.

All manned space travel was suspended after that crash for almost three months.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 14 Nov 2011
Go to next video: Soyuz astronauts begin space trip