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Russian Rocket Carries Space Tourist

First Posted: 04/26/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:10 PM ET

Russia Kazakhstan Space

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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