ROSCOSMOS - Soyuz TMA-05M Mission patch.
Image above: A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carries the Expedition 32/33 crew to the International Space Station after its July 14, 2012 launch.
July 15 at 06.40 Moscow time from the launch complex area a place Baikonur launch a space rocket (ILV) Soyuz-FG with transport manned spacecraft (TLC) Soyuz TMA-05M (Commander Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos), flight engineers : Sanita Williams (NASA), Akihito Hoshide (JAXA).
New Expedition 32 Trio Launches to Station
Image above: Everything is nominal, commander of the Soyuz TMA-05M - Yuri Malenchenko (ROSCOSMOS) and Flight Engineer Sanita Williams (NASA). (Screen capture by Orbiter.ch) Credit: NASA TV.
In accordance with the TPC cyclogram flight Soyuz TMA-05M cleanly separated from the third stage of RKN and placed into the desired orbit.
NASA astronaut Suni Williams, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide and Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko launched at 10:40 p.m. EDT aboard their Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft from Baikonur to begin a four-month tour of duty aboard the orbiting complex.
Docking of the Soyuz TMA-05M to the International Space Station is scheduled for July 17.
Read more about Expedition 32: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition32/index.html
For more information about the International Space Station, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/station
ROSCOSMOS press release: http://www.federalspace.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=19315
Images, Video, Text, Credits: Press Service of the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos PAO) / ROSCOSMOS TV / NASA TV / Screen capture and text translation: Orbiter.ch.