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Manned Soyuz rocket blasts off successfully

AFP Baikonur, Kazakhstan Dec 04, 2018, 06.23 PM (IST)

Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency blasted off aboard a Soyuz from Baikonur in Kazakhstan to dock safely with the International Station for a six-and-a-half month mission.