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BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, November 17. /TASS/. The Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft with three crew members blasted off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan late Thursday and reached orbit several minutes later, a Roscosmos spokesman said.
"The spacecraft separated from the third stage of the Soyuz-FG rocket," he said.
The spacecraft carries Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.
It is the 50th mission to the ISS.