Two cosmonauts and one astronaut and 32 live fish left Earth and went to the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday afternoon (October 23), starting with the Russian launch site, not be used to start manned missions for nearly three decades.
Spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-06M", located on the carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG", was launched on 31 th launch site Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 14:51 in Moscow (10:51 GMT).
On board were two Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin and NASA astronaut Kevin Ford.
Docking with the ISS is scheduled for Thursday (October 25), after which a new member of the expedition team will join the orbiting laboratory. Novitsky Tarelkin and Ford will be met on board the ISS crew commander station NASA astronaut Sanit "Sunny" Williams, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Akihiko "Aki" Hoshide, representing the Japanese space agency JAXA. However, a friendly meeting must not take a long time, since the new team already ISS expects a lot of work at the station.