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Soyuz launched to ISS
Posted: Wed, Jun 16, 2010, 6:24 AM ET (1024 GMT)
Soyuz TMA-19 launch (RSC Energia) A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three new ISS crewmembers lifted off from Kazakhstan early Wednesday. The Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 5:35 pm EDT Tuesday (2135 GMT Tuesday, 3:35 am local time Wednesday) and placed the Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft into orbit. Inside the Soyuz are American astronauts Doug Wheelock and Shannon Walker and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, who will arrive at the ISS on Thursday. The three will join the three current crewmembers on the station, Tracy Caldwell Dyson, Alexander Skvortsov, and Mikhail Kornienko.
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