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Rocket sends 3 astronauts to space station

Posted at 6:26 AM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 06:26:34-05

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian rocket carrying three astronauts blasted off Tuesday for the International Space Station.

The launch of ISS Expedition on the Soyuz TMA-19M from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred on schedule at 6:03 a.m. EST. 

British astronaut Tim Peake is traveling with Russian crew commander Yuri Malenchenko and American NASA astronaut Tim Kopra.