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    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.

    Soyuz MS-08 Manned Spacecraft With New ISS Crew Launched From Baikonur (VIDEO)

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A Russian Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-08 manned spacecraft lifted off on Wednesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan to bring three new crew members to the International Space Station (ISS), a Sputnik correspondent reported from the launch site.

    The new addition to the ISS crew comprises Russian cosmonaut and spacecraft commander Oleg Artemiev as well as NASA astronauts and flight engineers Andrew Feustel and Richard R. Arnold.

    READ MORE: Soyuz-2.1A Rocket With Progress MS-08 Spacecraft Postponed to February 13

    Soyuz MS-08 docking with the ISS is slated for 10:41 p.m. Moscow time (19:41 GMT) on Friday.

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