Russian Rocket Carries Space Tourist

04/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • WILLIAM HARWOOD nytimes.com

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- With the shuttle Discovery safely away from the International Space Station, a Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan carrying two fresh crew members and a wealthy space tourist.

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