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Blasting into space

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 


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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan....more

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of the U.S and crewmate Oleg Artemyev of Russia blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off.
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off.

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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off.


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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off.

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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft blasts off. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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International Space Station crew members astronauts Drew Feustel (top) and Ricky Arnold of the U.S board the Soyuz. 

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International Space Station crew members astronauts Drew Feustel (top) and Ricky Arnold of the U.S board the Soyuz. Vyacheslav Oseledko/Pool via Reuters

International Space Station crew members astronauts Drew Feustel (top) and Ricky Arnold of the U.S board the Soyuz. Vyacheslav Oseledko/Pool via Reuters
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is lifted on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is lifted on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is lifted on the launchpad ahead of its upcoming launch. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft on the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft on the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft on the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. 

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Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Security personnel escort the Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft as it is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft is transported from an assembling hangar to the launchpad. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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