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BAIKONUR/Kazakhstan/, October 19. /TASS/. The Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft with the next crew of the International Space Station (ISS) was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a representative of the Roscosmos state space corporation told TASS.
"The Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the Soyuz MS-02 manned transportation spacecraft has been launched," he said.
The spacecraft has successfully reached the near-earth orbit and is en route to the ISS. "The spacecraft has separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-FG carrier rocket," he said.
The crew comprises Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhkov and Andrey Borisenko, as well as US astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough.The spacecraft will be on an automated flight for two days. It will dock the Russian module Poisk at 12:59 pm Moscow time on October 21.
The Soyuz MS-02 carries a part of relics of Saint Seraphim of Sarov, one of the most renowned Russian monks. After the six-months-long flight ends, it will be handed over to a church in the Star City, in the Moscow region.