Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

The International Space Station (ISS) crew members Aleksey Ovchinin of Russia, Nick Hague and Christina Koch of the U.S. walk shortly before leaving to board the spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October.

Reporting by Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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