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Spacecraft Launched into Space With American, Russian On Board

A Russian spacecraft carrying American, Russian and Italian crew members was launched Wednesday for a six-hour trip to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which Russia leases in Kazakhstan. Space officials said the capsule is now safely in the orbit.

NASA's Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italy's Luca Parmitano will spend six months on the space station conducting a variety of experiments with three other scientists already there.

The capsule will make the trip in less than six ours, much quicker than the usual two days.

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