A relatively inexperienced crew of two astronauts and a cosmonaut blasted off Wednesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a five-month mission on the International Space Station. German Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency, NASA's Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Russian Sergei Prokopyev of Roscosmos shot into the sky in warm, dry conditions at 1112 GMT.They should dock at the space station on Friday.The trio only have a total of one previous space mission between them -- 42-year-old Gerst's debut mission aboard the ISS was in 2014 -- making (...)
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