Launch of Manned Soyuz TMA-09M Heading to International Space Station

A manned Soyuz TMA-09M Spacecraft successfully reached orbit today after launching on a Soyuz-FG rocket from Baikonur at 20:31 UTC on May 28th 2013. The Soyuz carries Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin, NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg and European Space Agency Astronaut Luca Parmitano. They are scheduled to dock to the International Space Station later tonight at 02:16 UTC.

Source: NASA Television

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