Latest crew arrives at International Space Station

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International Space Station (CBS / NASA TV) -- A three-person Russian-American crew was welcomed to the International Space Station Friday.

A Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakkhstan Friday afternoon. They made it to the Space Station Friday in just six hours. Courtesy: CBS / NASA TV

A Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakkhstan Friday afternoon. They made it to the Space Station Friday in just six hours.

The launch was particularly fraught with anxiety because just five months earlier, Hague and Ovchinin survived a Soyuz launch that failed two minutes into flight.

The three are scheduled to serve a 204-day mission at the ISS.