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3 Astronauts to Blast Off for 1-year Trip to Space Station

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome late on March 27, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Kornienko walk after their space suits were tested at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome late on March 27, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan—An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. Of the three-man team,...




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