Blog Space 26 September 2014

New crew heads to the space station


A Soyuz TMA-14M rocket is launched, heading for the International Space Station. It's an impressive sight.
NASA/JOEL KOWSKY

A new crew blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this morning on its way to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz TMA-14M rocket.

"Expedition 41" includes Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Elena Serova of Roscosmos, and Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA.

Samokutyaev, Serova, and Wilmore will spend the next five and a half months aboard the ISS. Serova will become the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to live and work on the station.

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