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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 file picture, U.S. astronaut Catherine Coleman, left,  Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, center, and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, pose through a window after a news conference at the Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome. A small piece of space junk is drifting dangerously close to the International Space Station. NASA has ordered the three station astronauts to seek shelter late Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 2011 in the Russian Soyuz capsule that is docked at the orbiting complex. A NASA spokesman says there's no time to steer the station out of harm's way. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Space junk no longer threat, station crew safe

    After monitoring a small piece of space junk for 11 hours, NASA determined it posed no danger Tuesday to the International Space Station and its three residents.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 file picture, U.S. astronaut Catherine Coleman, left,  Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, center, and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, pose through a window after a news conference at the Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome. A small piece of space junk is drifting dangerously close to the International Space Station. NASA has ordered the three station astronauts to seek shelter late Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 2011 in the Russian Soyuz capsule that is docked at the orbiting complex. A NASA spokesman says there's no time to steer the station out of harm's way. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Space junk safely passes space station; crew OK

    After monitoring a small piece of space junk for 11 hours, NASA determined it posed no danger Tuesday to the International Space Station and its three residents.

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 file picture, U.S. astronaut Catherine Coleman, left,  Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, center, and Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, pose through a window after a news conference at the Baikonur, Kazakhstan cosmodrome. A small piece of space junk is drifting dangerously close to the International Space Station. NASA has ordered the three station astronauts to seek shelter late Tuesday afternoon, April 5, 2011 in the Russian Soyuz capsule that is docked at the orbiting complex. A NASA spokesman says there's no time to steer the station out of harm's way. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Soyuz crew ready for space station mission

    A three-person crew put aside last-minute jitters about their craft as they underwent final preparations for Wednesday's launch for a five-month stint at the International Space Station.

  • A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. The crew of NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli are to travel to the International Space Station on Dec. 16, 2010. (AP photo/Shamil Zhumatov, pool)

    Soyuz crew ready to blast off into space

    Three astronauts put aside any last-minute jitters about their Soyuz spacecraft amid final preparations for Thursday's launch to the International Space Station.

  • A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft at the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010. The crew of NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman, Russian cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev and European Space Agency Astronaut Paolo Nespoli are to travel to the International Space Station on Dec. 16, 2010. (AP photo/Shamil Zhumatov, pool)

    Soyuz crew blasts off on space station mission

    Astronauts from the U.S., Russia and Italy blasted off into the darkness early Thursday, lighting up the chilly plains of Kazakhstan with their Soyuz spacecraft as they began a mission to the International Space Station.

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  • The space station's Russian commander, Dmitry Kondratyev, said the human dream of flying to the stars came true with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's flight on April 12, 1961.

    Space station crew marking big space anniversaries →

  • "Fifty years is a short period of time in history, but look at that leap from a small spacecraft to the huge International Space Station," Kondratyev told the AP. "We hope that during the next 50 years, another leap that is not less than has been done, will be done."

    Space station crew marking big space anniversaries →

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