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Soichi Noguchi and two other astronauts arrived Wednesday at the International Space Station to begin their five-month stay, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency officials said.

The three, who took off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan aboard a Russian Soyuz space capsule Monday, entered orbit before successfully docking with the station at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday, Japan time, the officials said.

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