7/20, 7:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US, Russian astronauts fly to ISS on moon landing anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is being commemorated by three astronauts from the United States, Russia and Italy taking off on Saturday for the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

NASA sent Andrew Morgan (pictured) while Russia's space agency Roscosmos sent Alexander Skvortsov. The European Space Agency will be represented by an Italian, Luca Parmitano. Morgan told reporters that the moon landing was a "victory for all of mankind" and emphasized the importance of international cooperation in space exploration.

US President Donald Trump previously set a goal to send another manned expedition to the Moon by 2024.

Breaking the News / NI