The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-20M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Saturday, March 19, 2016. (AP)
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A Russian spacecraft carrying three crew to the International Space Station, including a U.S. 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.Williams has so far notched up over 362 days in space, including three spacewalks.The ISS has been orbiting the Earth at roughly 28,000 kilometers (17,400 miles) per hour since 1998 and has been continuously occupied since the first expedition in November 2000 .
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