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3 take off for ISS aboard Russian rocket

KAZAKHSTAN (CNN) - An American and two Russians blasted off for the International Space Station Monday morning.

Russia's Soyuz-fg rocket had a smooth launch, despite the snow falling around the launch area in Kazakhstan.

The successful rocket launch is a big boost for Russia's space program.

Since NASA ended its 30-year shuttle program in July, Russia is the only nation capable of taking humans to the International Space Station.

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