December 3, 2018 / 11:47 AM / 8 days ago

Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

MOSCOW, Dec 3 (Reuters) - A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew into orbit on Monday, beginning the first manned voyage to the International Space Station since a mission in October was aborted midair because of a rocket malfunction.

The Soyuz MS-11 flight lifted off from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and the Canadian Space Agency’s David Saint-Jacques. (Reporting by Tom Balmforth and Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Alison Williams)

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