On March 28, 2013 at 20:43 UTC (on March 29 at 00:43 Moscow time) the Russian "Soyuz TMA-08M” 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 Pavel Vinogradov (center); flight-engineer-1, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin (right); flight-engineer-2, American astronaut Christopher Cassidy (left).
The space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station just after 4 orbits.
Photo by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.
Vinogradov, Misurkin and Cassidy will join current ISS expedition members, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian astronaut Christopher Hadfield and American astronaut Thomas Marshburn to form Expedition 35 crew of 6 members.