New crew for the house station launches with 4 astronauts from 4 nations

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — 4 astronauts from 4 nations rocketed towards the Worldwide Area Station on Saturday.

They need to attain the orbiting lab of their SpaceX capsule Sunday, changing 4 astronauts residing up there since March.

A NASA astronaut was joined on the predawn liftoff from Kennedy Area Middle by fliers from Denmark, Japan and Russia. They clasped each other’s gloved palms upon reaching orbit.