On May 28, 2014 at 19:57 UTC the Russian “Soyuz TMA-13M” 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 Maksim Suraev (center); flight-engineer, American astronaut Gregory Wiseman (right); flight-engineer German astronaut Alexander Gerst (left).
Photo by Russian Cosmonaut training center.
The space vehicle is to dock with the International Space Station on May 29. Suraev, Wiseman and Gerst will join current ISS expedition members Skvortsov, Artemjev and Swanson.