Russia Has Success With Latest Launch

Space agency launches Soyuz TMA-22 after two failures earlier this year.
1:37 | 11/14/11

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-- -- Yeah the Russian space agency finally chalked up a win this morning with a successful Soyuz launch to the International Space Station and a lot of theory theory. Difficult and diligent work was done to to verify that the rocket's good -- and not nervous about it. And Burbank is the only American on this mission. First asked not to launch into space since the retirement the space shuttle fleet earlier this year I expect receipt. If -- -- million dollars. -- -- the Russian space agency desperately needed just wants to succeed after two catastrophic failures earlier this year. First an unmanned progress supply ship in August blamed on a contaminated fuel line. Now flight controllers are -- -- around the clock to communicate with another unmanned spacecraft. The most front which launched last week on a three year mission to Mars for example back to earth. The spacecraft which lower orbit but its engines failed to fire to -- -- onto the red planet. Round the clock efforts to contact the crippled spacecraft -- it's inevitable this fourteen ton spacecraft will plunge back to earth. It -- like this from a year for spacecraft falling out of the sky. First the NASA satellite UR's. In the German Roseanne and -- phobos grunt. When -- reenter experts say it's hard to protect -- and where this new space temple crashed back to earth. James in serie ABC news Houston.

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