Video: Soyuz Rocket blasts off with next Space Station Crew

Russia’s Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Thursday, launching into orbit three international crew members aboard the first Soyuz MS spacecraft. Successfully lifted into orbit, veteran Cosmonaut Anatoli Ivanishin, Takuya Onishi of JAXA and NASA’s Kate Rubins are set to take the upgraded Soyuz spacecraft through two days of testing and orbit-raising before arriving in the vicinity of the International Space Station on Saturday for an automated docking.

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