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Soyuz rocket launches from Kazakhstan for space station

A Soyuz rocket is blasting off from Kazakhstan carrying a cosmonaut and two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Commander Oleg Kononenko from Russia, NASA flight engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency astronaut and flight engineer Andre Kuipers are on board.

The rocket is due to dock at the ISS on Friday, where the crew will live for six months.

  • 21 Dec 2011