On July 20, 2019 at 16:28 UTC the Russian “Soyuz MS-13” 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 Aleksandr Skvortsov (center), Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano (right) and American astronaut Andrew Morgan (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The “Soyuz MS-13” space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station in about 6 hours after the launch. Aleksandr Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan will join current ISS expedition members Ovchinin, Hague, Koch.