Russians launch 3 aboard Soyuz rocket to International Space Station in first post-abort crew flight

A Soyuz FG rocket thundered to life and shot smoothly into orbit Monday carrying three crew members on a six-hour flight to the International Space Station. The problem-free ascent came less than two months after an Oct. 11 launch abort that forced a different crew to carry out safe-but-scary emergency landing. That mishap was triggered […]