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New crew launches en route toward International Space Station

2018-03-21 20:41
A Soyuz rocket took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday. Its international crew includes veteran astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel, as well as Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev. The craft is destined for the International Space Station. There they will be greeted by American astronaut Scott Tingle, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. Their goals include receiving a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft, as well as perform a spacewalk to install wireless antennas, and replace cameras outside the station.