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Manned Soyuz MS 11 successfully blasts off towards ISS

ANI  |  Baikonur Cosmodrome [Kazakhstan] 

Russia's state space agency, Roscosmos, successfully launched the manned MS 11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Russian Oleg Kononenko, Canadian space agency's and NASA's towards the (ISS) on Monday.

announced that the had completed the third stage and would be reaching the ISS by Monday night (IST).

The is successfully in orbit and is the first manned mission to be launched since October when the rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff. Russian and NASA were on board, according to Sputnik.

NASA thanked both the teams at and NASA for their hard work that made the launch a success.

The current mission is about 194-days long and the rocket will take about six hours to reach the space station.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:30 IST