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Three new crew members blasted off in the wee hours of this morning for a two-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station. While Elon Musk is still dreaming of carrying people into space in his Dragon craft, and NASA's Shuttles rumble off into retirement, the Soyuz spacecraft is still the only …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
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    +1 to Russia for consistently maintaining the capability to get people up there.

  2. NomNomNom

    That's just the hobby I need, becoming an expert on Russian Cosmonaut Stats. Then when people start talking about obscure football stats in the pub I can make a point.

    "Acaba was on the ISS in March 2009 and walked out in space for 12 hours and 57 minutes in total over two trips to the outside. Padalka is a space veteran having spent 198 days aboard the Russian space station Mir in 1999 and taking trips to the ISS in 2004 and 2009. "

    1. MD Rackham

      I do that sort of thing all the time

      What? Why's everyone staring at me?

  3. Stuart Elliott

    US contingent

    Are you sure it wasn't Howard Walowicz?

    Icon, coz it's a BIG BANG :)

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