Mar 21, 2018, 3:43 PM ET

2 Americans, 1 Russian on their way to International Space Station

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Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off aboard a rocket early this morning on their way to the International Space Station.

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The Soyuz booster launched from a launchpad in Kazakhstan at 1:44 a.m. EST.

NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel are traveling to the ISS along with cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev.

The rocket placed their Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft into orbit and it is scheduled to dock on Friday.

They will join NASA's Scott Tingle, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and Japan Aerospace Exploration agent Norishige Kanai, who are already on board the ISS.

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  • mm

    I almost read that as 2 Americans and 1 Russian headed to ISIS LOL. But it is good that despite what Trump and Putin do, whether they get along or not, there is cooperation between people in the real world. Kudos to ISS.

  • George Lucas

    Flat Earthers will say it’s fake.

  • Factcheck

    Two Americans and one Russian. Oh, please let it be Trump, Pence and Putin.