CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – A German, American and Russian trio of astronauts and cosmonauts successfully launched to the International Space Station (ISS) early this morning, June 6, propelled to orbit aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
NASA commentators noted that the launch was attended by US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman. Germany’s ambassador to Russia was also present.
European Space Agency flight engineer Alexander Gerst, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, and Russian commander Sergey Prokopyev boarded their Soyuz capsule a few hours before liftoff June 6, 2018. Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky
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