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Russia resumes manned Soyuz flights

By T.K. Randall
November 15, 2011 · Comment icon 3 comments

Image Credit: NASA
Russia have returned to the ISS with a manned Soyuz launch from Kazakhstan carrying three astronauts.
It is the first manned space flight attempted by Russia since a similar Soyuz craft crashed back in August. After an impressive launch the astronauts gave the thumbs-up and reported that everything had gone to plan. "We don't have any black thoughts. We have faith in our equipment," said astronaut Anton Shkaplerov.
A Russian spacecraft carrying three astronauts - two Russians and one American - has launched successfully from Kazakhstan.

Source: BBC News | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by skookum 12 years ago
They must have balls of steal getting in that after Russia's last couple of disasters.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Nuke_em 12 years ago
I am glad that is the case. Go Russia.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf 12 years ago
They must have balls of steal getting in that after Russia's last couple of disasters. You need balls of steel to climb aboard ANY launch vehicle, Having said that, Russians haven't lost a crew since 1971. The Soyuz is a far safer vehicle than the shuttle was.

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