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US, Russian Crew Arrives at International Space Station

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The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Barry Wilmore of the U.S., and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, September 26, 2014.

The Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Barry Wilmore of the U.S., and Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome, September 26, 2014.

A crew of astronauts from Russia and the United States docked safely Friday at the International Space Station (ISS).

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft left from the Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan Thursday night carrying into orbit Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova, both of Russia, and U.S. astronaut Barry Wilmore.

Serova will be only the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first to do so since 1997.

The new crew will stay on the ISS for a six-month deployment, joining a team of three other astronauts already on board.

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