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134. 

Which of the following is the first manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS)?

[A]. Soyuz mission
[B]. Apollo 11 mission
[C]. Shenzhou mission
[D]. Tiangong-2 mission

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

After the October launch failure, a Soyuz rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts took off from Kazakhstan and reached orbit on 3rd December in the first manned mission. Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency were launched off for a six-and-a-half month mission on the International Space Station (ISS). After the rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russian space agency Roscomos announced that the capsule was successfully launched into orbit.

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