Soyuz space capsule conveying American, Russian takes off

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By Associated Press | Published: twentieth April 2017 04:15 PM

The Soyuz-FG rocket supporter with Soyuz MS-04 shuttle conveying another team to the International Space Station, ISS, takes off at the Russian rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 20, 2017. | AP
The Soyuz-FG rocket supporter with Soyuz MS-04 shuttle conveying another team to the International Space Station, ISS, takes off at the Russian rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, April 20, 2017. | AP

BAIKONUR: A Soyuz space capsule launched Thursday for the International Space Station, conveying an American space traveler making his first space flight and a veteran Russian cosmonaut.

NASA’s Jack Fischer and Russia’s Fyodor Yurchikhin lifted off from the Russia-rented dispatch office in Kazakhstan at 1:13 p.m. (0713GMT, 3:13 a.m. EDT). They achieved circle around nine minutes after the fact, a minute delineated when a little white stuffed pooch dangling from a string in the case started to coast.

They will travel six hours before docking at the space station.

Fischer and Yurchikhin will join NASA’s Peggy Whitson, Russia’s Oleg Novitskiy and France’s Thomas Pesquet.

The two American space travelers are booked to talk with President Donald Trump on Monday. On that day, Whitson, the primary lady to order the International Space Station, will have burned through 535 days in space, additional time than some other American space explorer. Jeffrey Williams at present holds the record.

At 57, Whitson additionally is the most established lady in space. She comes back to Earth in September.

Fischer and Yurchikhin, making his fifth space flight, will spend over four months on board the circling station before additionally coming back to Earth in September.

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