Soyuz rocket propels ISS crew into space in first manned flight since nearly catastrophic launch failure

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A Soyuz spacecraft with three crew onboard blasted off to the International Space Station (ISS) Monday. It is the first manned space mission since the October drama, which ended in an emergency landing after a failure mid-flight. The Soyuz MS-11 carried Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and NASA’s Anne McClain from Earth to dock with the ISS later on Monday. Kononenko and Saint-Jacques were the backup crew members for the previous MS-10 mission which ended with a booster separation failure.

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