Photos: Russia’s Soyuz FG blasts off from Baikonur with Space Station Crew Duo

NASA and Roscosmos photographers captured stunning views of the launch of the 59th Soyuz FG rocket, embarking on a nine-minute climb into orbit on April 20, 2017 with the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft and Fyodor Yurchikhin & Jack Fischer, racing into orbit to chase down the International Space Station for a same-day rendezvous to top up the Expedition 51 crew.

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