American and Canadian astronauts and Russian cosmonaut launch to the International Space Station

Three spaceflyers launched on Monday to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket.

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

This is the first ISS mission since October when two other spaceflyers had to abort their launch when their Soyuz rocket malfunctioned.