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Russian Space Ship Arrives At ISS With Three-Man Crew

A Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the ISS crew of Alexander Gerst (Germany), Maksim Suraev (Russia) and Reid Wiseman (U.S.A.) blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29.
A Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft carrying the ISS crew of Alexander Gerst (Germany), Maksim Suraev (Russia) and Reid Wiseman (U.S.A.) blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 29.
A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man crew has docked successfully at the International Space Station (ISS) after a flawless launch.
 
The Soyuz craft was carrying NASA's Reid Wiseman, Russian cosmonaut Max Surayev, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency.
 
The spaceship arrived shortly before 4 a.m. (CET) on May 29 after lifting off less than six hours earlier from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
 
The three-man crew joins two Russians and an American who have been on the ISS since March.
 
The Russian and U.S. space agencies have continued to cooperate despite friction between the two countries over the crisis in Ukraine.
 
NASA depends on the Russian spacecraft to ferry crews to the space station and pays Russia nearly $71 million per seat.
 
Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters

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