Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Soyuz Launch to Space Station Includes American

May 15, 2012 11:20 AM

Three-man Soyuz crew departs for space station

In a photo provided by NasaThe Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls)

(AP) ALMATY, Kazakhstan - A three-man crew blasted off from a space center in southern Kazakhstan Tuesday morning on board a Russian-made Soyuz craft for a four-and-half-month stay at the International Space Station.

NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin set off from the Baikonur facility as scheduled at 9:01 a.m. local time (0301 GMT).

MORE: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57434562/three-man-soyuz-crew-departs-for-space-station/

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