Three astronauts have blasted off on the first manned Soyuz rocket launch since a dramatic failure in October.
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Canada left from Kazakhstan on a mission bound for the International Space Station at 17:30 (11:30 GMT).
October’s aborted trip saw two astronauts forced to make an emergency landing just minutes after take-off.
Investigators blamed a faulty sensor which they said had been damaged during assembly at the Kazakh site.
Speaking before the trip on Sunday, crew commander Oleg Kononenko affirmed his crew “absolutely” trusted the flight’s preparation. Read more