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In Pictures: An American, a Russian and an Emirati go to space

Updated : 2019-09-26 14:28:12

An American, a Russian and the first space flyer from the United Arab Emirates blasted off Wednesday on a mission to the International Space Station.

United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, US astronaut Jessica Meir, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), wave to their relatives walking to a bus prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, US astronaut Jessica Meir, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), wave to their relatives walking to a bus prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures to his relatives from a bus prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, a member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures to his relatives from a bus prior to the launch of Soyuz-FG rocket. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
US astronaut Jessica Meir, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), waves prior the launch of Soyuz MS-15 space ship. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
US astronaut Jessica Meir, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), waves prior the launch of Soyuz MS-15 space ship. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian Space Agency experts help US astronaut Jessica Meir, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), to stand up after inspecting her space suit prior the launch of Soyuz MS-15 space ship. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Russian Space Agency experts help US astronaut Jessica Meir, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), to stand up after inspecting her space suit prior the launch of Soyuz MS-15 space ship. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, centre, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, bottom, and US astronaut Jessica Meir, top, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), board the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri, centre, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, bottom, and US astronaut Jessica Meir, top, members of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), board the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Almansoori, member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), waves to his relatives. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky. Pool)
United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Almansoori, member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), waves to his relatives. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky. Pool)
US astronaut Jessica Meir, member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), waves to her relatives. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky. Pool)
US astronaut Jessica Meir, member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), waves to her relatives. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky. Pool)
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-15 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-15 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Almansoori. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Almansoori. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
People watch the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-15 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries US astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Almansoori. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
People watch the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-15 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries US astronaut Jessica Meir, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka, and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Almansoori. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
In this image taken with slow shutter speed and released by NASA, the Soyuz MS-15 spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) streaks into the sky during liftoff at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Bill Ingalls)
In this image taken with slow shutter speed and released by NASA, the Soyuz MS-15 spaceship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) streaks into the sky during liftoff at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (Bill Ingalls)
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