Three astronauts blast off for ISS in Russian rocket
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - Agence France-Presse
The Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station (ISS) crew of U.S. astronaut Kevin Ford and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin blasts off from its launch pad 31 at the Baikonur cosmodrome October 23, 2012. REUTERS Photo
A Russian rocket carrying two Russians and an American blasted off today for the International Space Station, an AFP correspondent reported.
Russia's Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin and NASA's Kevin Ford blasted off in a Soyuz TMA-06M space craft on schedule at 1051 GMT into a clear blue sky from Russia's cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.