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Soyuz MS-06 Manned Spacecraft With New ISS Team Launched From Baikonur

© Sputnik / Maksim Blinov / Go to the photo bankLaunch of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle carrying Soyuz-MS spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome
Launch of Soyuz-FG launch vehicle carrying Soyuz-MS spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome - Sputnik International
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A Russian carrier rocket with Soyuz MS-06 manned spacecraft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to deliver the crew to the International Space Station.

BAIKONUR (Kazakhstan) (Sputnik) — A Russian Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-06 manned spacecraft lifted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan to deliver the crew of Expedition 53/54 to the International Space Station (ISS), a Sputnik correspondent reported.

The manned spacecraft then separated from the launch vehicle.

The Soyuz MS spacecraft carrying the crew of Kate Rubins of the U.S., Anatoly Ivanishin of Russia and Takuya Onishi of Japan blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, July 7, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The members of the crew are Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Aleksandr Misurkin and NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei.

The program of the team's mission at the ISS will include over a dozen scientific experiments in medicine, biology, biotechnology and geophysics, which mostly cannot be replicated on the Earth.

A spacewalk, aimed at improving communications in the Russian segment of the ISS, is also part of the program.

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