Soyuz-FG was launched

26 march 2014

On March 26, 2014, 1h17m Moscow time, the Soyuz TMA-12M manned spaceship was successfully launched by a Soyuz-FG launch-vehicle from Gagarin’s launch site of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

The Soyuz TMA-12M spaceship will deliver to the International space station the crew of Expedition 39/40 including commander Aleksandr Skvortsov (Roscosmos), flight engineers Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) and Steven Swonson (NASA).

The Soyuz-FG launch-vehicle is developed and manufactured by TsSKB-Progress.