Launch of Manned Expedition 39 in Soyuz TMA-12M

Three new crew members, Russian Cosmonauts Aleksandr Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev as well as NASA astronaut Steven R. Swanson blasted off into Space tonight, March 25th 2014 at 21:17 UTC in their Soyuz TMA-12M spacecraft onboard a Soyuz-FG rocket. They will dock with the International Space Station later tonight just 6 hours after launch to join their fellow crew members already onboard – their expedition will last 6 months.

Source: NASA Television

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