21, 2015, from Russia's space launch complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, to dock with the space station two days later. It is delivering 2.5 metric tons of fuel, water, food and other supplies. (Russian Federal Space Agency photo via AP)
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN - DECEMBER 15: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (NO SALES) In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA), Expedition 46-47 crewmembers ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and commander Yuri Malenchenko launch into space from Baikonur cosmodrome on December 15, 2015 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-19M is carrying crew members Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency) to the International Space Station for a six-month mission, as part of Expedition 46.
Tim Peake, the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, blasted off on Tuesday from the Baikonur cosmodrome with Russian space veteran Yury Malenchenko and Tim Kopra of NASA for a six-month mission.
Astronaut Timothy Peake, set to become the first Briton to travel to the International Space Station, said on the eve of his departure that he would look down on Earth at Christmas time and think of his family -- hopefully while tucking into some Christmas pudding himself.
S. space agency's Kjell Lindgren smiles after landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. A three-person crew, U.S. space agency's Kjell Lindgren, Russia's Oleg Kononenko and Kimiya Yui of Japan, from the International Space Station landed safely Friday in the snowy steppes of Kazakhstan. (Andrey Shelepin/Pool Photo via AP)
Three astronauts, from the United States, Russia and Japan, on Friday successfully completed a rare nighttime landing on Earth in the wintry Kazakh steppe after returning from the International Space Station.
ALMATY Reuters - Russia's close ally Kazakhstan on Monday urged Moscow and Istanbul to create a bilateral commission to jointly investigate the downing of the Russian bomber jet by Turkey which has strained relations between the two countries.