3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

3 astronauts blast off for International Space Station

A capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, Japan and the United States has blasted off for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.The Soyuz capsule with Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai and Scott Tingle launched at 1:23 p.m. (0723 GMT; 2:23 a.m. EST) Sunday from Russia's manned space-launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. It entered orbit nine minutes later.It is the first space flight for Tingle and Kanai; Shkaplerov is on his third mission to the ISS.The capsule is to doc...