Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft lifts off from its launch pad in Kazakhstan - 18 November 2016
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Peggy Whitson: Blast off to the ISS for oldest woman in space

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has blasted off into space for her third mission to the International Space Station.

She lifted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and is now the oldest woman in space.

On board the Soyuz rocket with her, is Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and French newcomer Thomas Pesquet.

Footage and commentary courtesy of Nasa TV

  • 18 Nov 2016
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