Russian spacecraft delivers 3 to orbiting station (AP)

In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 photo, the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-03M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries U.S. astronaut Donald Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Netherlands' astronaut Andre Kuipers. (AP Photo)AP - A Soyuz spacecraft safely delivered a Russian, an American and a Dutchman to the International Space Station on Friday, restoring the permanent crew to six members for the first time since September.

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