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Russian Rocket Carries Crew to Space Station

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Russian Rocket Carries Crew to Space Station

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Russian Rocket Carries Crew to Space Station

Russian Rocket Carries Crew to Space Station

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A Russian Soyuz rocket takes off for the International Space Station carrying fresh supplies and a two-man relief crew — a Russian and an American — for the station's current residents. In the wake of the Columbia tragedy, Russia's space program has stepped into the gap left by grounded U.S. shuttle fleet. NPR's Lawrence Sheets reports.