On October 19, 2016 at 08:05 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-02” spacecraft was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome. The space vehicle was orbited by the Russian “Soyuz-FG” rocket-carrier. The spacecraft is piloted by 3 cosmonauts: Commander, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryzhikov (center); Russian cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko (right) and American astronaut Robert Kimbrough (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station on October 21. Ryzhikov, Borisenko and Kimbrough will join current ISS expedition members Ivanishin, Onishi and Rubins.