The Russian Soyuz booster rocket after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Photo: EPA

Astronauts blast-off to International Space Station in first launch since Russian rocket failure

  • Previous mission was aborted minutes after blast-off due to a problem with the booster rocket, forcing the pilots to return to Earth in an escape pod
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The Russian Soyuz booster rocket after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. Photo: EPA
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