Russian Launches to Space from U.S, 1st time in 20 years

The first time in 20 years, a Russian cosmonaut has launched from the United States aboard SpaceX. 

On Wednesday, a Russian cosmonaut launched from the United States for the first time in 20 years. 

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"We're really happy to be doing it together," said Anna Kikina, Russia's lone female cosmonaut, in both English and Russian. 

Cassada, Josh  Koichi Wakata of the Japan Space Agency, who is making his fifth spaceflight, joined them.

That was a smooth upward trip.  You have three rookies who are quite content to be floating in space right now.

Hurricane Ian, which destroyed areas of the state last week, caused their SpaceX journey to be delayed. 

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