Watch Launch for Soyuz Rocket Carrying 2 NASA Astronauts, A Cosmonaut

On Wednesday, three astronauts aboard a Russian Soyuz MS-08 rocket blasted off toward the International Space Station. Americans Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold rode shotgun as Russian Oleg Artemyev piloted the spacecraft. The launch successfully lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. Eastern.

The trio is scheduled to dock at the ISS on Friday, March 23. The three space travelers are currently floating toward the space station just 254 miles from Earth....

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