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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

    Russia's Soyuz MS-08 Manned Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station

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    KOROLYOV (Moscow region) (Sputnik) - Russia's Soyuz MS-08 manned spacecraft docked on Friday with the International Space Station (ISS) in an automatic mode bringing three new crew members to the orbital outpost, a Sputnik correspondent reported from Russia's Mission Control outside Moscow.

    The Soyuz MS-08 was launched aboard a Russian Soyuz-FG carrier rocket on Wednesday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.

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

    ​Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, US astronaut Scott Tingle and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai are currently on broad the station.


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