Manned transport spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-06M" with an international crew on board docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
Joining in the automatic mode at 16:35 MSK. The opening is scheduled for transfer hatches 19:15 MSK.
Vladimir Popovkin told reporters after the launch, everything went normally. "I spoke with the astronauts after launch manned spacecraft into orbit. Feels they have a good" — said Popovkin.
Recall, "Union" was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome October 23, 2012 October 22 The State Commission approved a core crew, which included the commander of the transport ship "Soyuz TMA-06M" Oleg Novitsky, Yevgeny Tarelkin flight engineers (the Russian Federal Space Agency astronaut) and Kevin Ford ( Astronaut NASA).
Launch of manned spacecraft for the first time are undertaken with Gagarin’s start, and on the pad-double. This start-up "Union" was the first after the upgraded site.
It is planned that the astronauts will stay on the ISS for more than 4 months. During this time they will spend more than 50 studies and experiments.