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Video Extra: Soyuz rocket launch

Posted at 8:59 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 11:01:55-04

A Russian Soyuz rocket launched from Kazakshstan on Thursday carrying two cosmonauts and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy.

NASA said some pre-launch activities were restructured to make sure the crew had a “thorough quarantine” during the coronavirus pandemic.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted: "No virus is stronger than the human desire to explore."