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3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

AP  |  Baikonur(Kazakhstan) 

Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October's aborted mission.

Anne McClain, of the and of the Russian space agency lifted off as scheduled at 5:31 p.m. (1131 GMT) Monday from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in

A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on Oct. 11, activating an automatic rescue system that sent their capsule into a steep ride back to Earth.

A Russian investigation attributed the failure to a sensor that was damaged during the rocket's final assembly.

Since the mishap, four successful Soyuz launches have been conducted to clear the path for the crew's launch.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 17:50 IST