Three cosmonauts, one American and two Russion, launched into a snowstorm yesterday, bound for the ISS. The same mission will return three crew members from the ISS to Earth. The launch is significant, as it's the the first crewed Soyuz mission since a Soyuz cargo vehicle crashed in August. There was some concern about the cause of the fault, specifically whether it was a manufacturing defect that may affect other launch stacks.
'Nother words, great news!