Taking off: NASA astronauts launch to space station

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NASA astronaut and Timonium native Reid Wiseman is headed into space Wednesday. Wiseman, with Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and German astronaut Alexander Gerst, were scheduled to launch at 3:57 p.m. from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome – shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday in local time. Six hours later, they are expected to dock with the International Space Station.