On September 25, 2013 at 20:58 UTC (on September 26 at 00:58 Moscow time) the Russian "Soyuz TMA-10M” 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 Oleg Kotov (center); flight-engineer, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Ryazanskiy (right); American astronaut Michael Hopkins (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station just after 4 orbits.
Kotov, Ryazanskiy and Hopkins will join current ISS expedition members, Russian cosmonaut Fjodor Yurchikhin, Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano, American astronaut Karen Nyberg to form Expedition 37 crew of 6 members.