Soyuz space crew heads to ISS

Associated Press
In this image provided by NASA Russian Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin, top, NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy, and Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov, bottom, wave farewell from the base of the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Friday, March 29, 2013.  It was the first time a space crew has taken such a direct route to the orbiting lab. Cassidy, Vinogradov and Misurkin are the first crew to reach the station after only four orbits instead of the standard 50-hour flight to reach the station. (AP PHOTO/NASA, Carla Cioffi)

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NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin successfully launched aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29.

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