NASA's Randy Bresnik, Russia's Sergei Ryazansky and Italy's Paolo Nespoli lifted off from the Russia-leased launch pad in Kazakhstan
Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures prior the launch of Soyuz MS-05 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, July 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool), photo: AP/Sergei Ilnitsky, Pool
28 of July 2017 13:16:48
BAIKONUR – A Soyuz space capsule successfully blasted off for the International Space Station on Friday, carrying a U.S. astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and an Italian astronaut.NASA's Randy Bresnik, Russia's Sergei Ryazansky and Italy's Paolo Nespoli lifted off from the Russia-leased launch pad in Kazakhstan shortly after sunset at 21:41 p.m. on Friday (1541 GMT, 11:41 a.m. EDT). They will travel six hours before docking at the space station.The three will join NASA's Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson as well as the veteran Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin.