BREAKING: Rocket Carrying U.S. Astronauts and Russian Cosmonauts Launches to International Space Station 

Two NASA astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut launched on a Russian Soyuz rocket bound for the International Space Station on Wednesday. Soyuz commander Oleg Artemyev, flight engineer Andrew “Drew” Feustel and Richard “Ricky” Arnold launched aboard the Soyuz MS-08/54S spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. ET.

The capsule will with the ISS at approximately 3:41 p.m. ET on Friday. They’ll join Expedition 55 commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle and Japanese crewmate Norishige Kanai.

Shkaplerov, Tingle and Kanai are scheduled to return to Earth on June 3.

Source: Live now: Soyuz rocket launches to International Space Station |

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