Launch of the Soyuz TMA-05M

At 6:40 on July 15 Moscow time, "Gagarin’s Start" Baikonur 33rd expedition went to the International Space Station, Russian news agencies transmitted.

Start was nominally and the estimated time, said RIA Novosti.

On board a manned "Soyuz TMA-05M" are Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, reminds agency "Interfax". They will hold on board the ISS for six months and will spend nearly 40 scientific experiments.

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