November 14th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

Space station crew launches from Kazakhstan

(CNN) - A Russian rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, with a crew of three bound for the International Space Station.

The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Flight Engineers Dan Burbank, Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin took off at 11:14 a.m. Baikonur time Monday (11:14 p.m. ET Sunday).

The mission is Burbank's third visit to the space station, but the first for Shkaplerov and Ivanishin.

The trio will join their crewmates - Cmdr. Mike Fossum and Flight Engineers Satoshi Furukawa and Sergei Volkov - when their spacecraft docks with the space station Wednesday.

Fossum, Furukawa and Volkov are scheduled to undock from the space station on November 21 and land in Kazakstan a day later.

The launch comes less than two weeks after an unmanned freighter docked with the station with three tons of food, fuel, water and spare parts.

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