Russian Soyuz TMA-06M spacecraft docked to the ISS.
On October 25, 2012 at 12:29 UTC the "Soyuz TMA-06M” spacecraft docked with the Russian "Poisk” module of the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-06M delivered three new members of Expedition 33 to the ISS, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Evgeny Tarelkin as well as American astronaut Kevin Ford. The hatches between the spacecraft and the station were opened at 15:04 UTC. The new comers joined current ISS expedition members - Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, American astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide to form Expedition 33 crew of 6 members. This is the first mission for Novitsky and Tarelkin, while Ford flew to the ISS on board a US Space Shuttle in 2009.