June 7, 2018 11:38 IST

Russian Soyuz capsule with 3 astronauts blasts off for space station

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Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft carrying a crew formed of astronauts Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the U.S and Alexander Gerst of Germany and cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan June 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft carrying a crew formed of astronauts Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the U.S and Alexander Gerst of Germany and cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan June 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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International Space Station (ISS) crew member Alexander Gerst of Germany waves as he boards the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft for the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan June 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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International Space Station (ISS) crew member Sergey Prokopyev of Russia waves to his family from a bus shortly before leaving to board the spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan June 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters
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International Space Station (ISS) crew members Serena Aunon-Chancellor of the U.S, Alexander Gerst of Germany and Sergey Prokopyev of Russia walk after donning space suits shortly before their launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan June 6, 2018. Credit: Reuters