BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | 3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan | 3 astronauts safely aboard International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan— Three astronauts who were launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Monday entered the International Space Station nearly eight hours later, a relief to relatives and scientists months after a rocket failure aborted another mission.

The hatch of the capsule carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos was opened while the station was flying over the southern coast of Yemen.

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