Press release of July 15, 2012

15 july 2012
On the 15th of July, 2012 at 6.40 a.m. (Moscow time) Soyuz-TMA-05M manned spacecraft was launched by Soyuz-FG carrier from the launching pad named after Gagarin, in Baikonur cosmodrome.
The aim of Soyuz-TMA-05M launch is a crew delivery of 32/33 expedition to ISS. The crew includes Yuri Malenchenko (Rusia), Suni Williams (NASA) and Aki Hoshide (JAXA).
Soyuz-FG carrier was developed and produced at State research and production space rocket center TsSKB-Progress (Samara).