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Sushi in space during Christmas ISS mission

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Sushi in space during Christmas ISS mission


A Soyuz spacecraft, carrying three fresh crew members for the International Space Station, lifted off late on Sunday evening from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The three, a Japanese, an American and a Russian, will travel for about two days before docking with the space station 350 kilometres above Earth.

Although Oleg Kotov,Timothy Creamer and Soichi Noguchi are away over Christmas, Creamer hopes to keep in touch with his family using Twitter, while Noguchi has taken his own sushi into space.

With the US shuttle fleet set to be grounded, NASA will soon have to rely on Russian Soyuz spacecraft alone to ferry their astronauts to the space station and back.

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