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Safe launch for manned Soyuz rocket on ISS mission

14 November 2011 Last updated at 07:13 GMT

A Russian spacecraft carrying an astronaut and two cosmonauts has launched successfully from Kazakhstan on a mission to the International Space Station.

The team is the first to travel on a Russian Soyuz craft since a similar rocket carrying cargo crashed shortly after launch in August.

All manned space travel was suspended after that crash for almost three months.

Daniel Sandford reports.