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Russian spacecraft with US grandpa on board docks at space station


BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan: A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a US grandfather who is poised to enter the record books, has successfully docked with the orbital outpost, NASA said.
The crew docked at 0309 GMT Saturday some 407 kilometers (253 miles) above the Pacific Ocean, off the western coast of Peru, according to the American space agency.
The rocket took off in windy conditions from Russia’s space base in Kazakhstan at 2126 GMT, an Agence France-Presse reporter saw.
According to NASA, it orbited the earth four times in its approximately six-hour journey.
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