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Rocket carrying Tim Peake blasts off

15 December 2015 Last updated at 11:15 GMT

The Soyuz spacecraft carrying astronaut Tim Peake has successfully blasted off from its launch site in Kazakhstan.

The ex-helicopter pilot is travelling to the International Space Station with with American Tim Kopra and Russian Yuri Malenchenko.