Expedition 37/38 Launches to the International Space Station


Expedition 37/38 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins launched on the Russian Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft on Sept. 26, Kazakh time (Sept. 25, U.S. time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to begin a six-hour journey to the International Space Station. Once aboard, the trio will start a five-and-a-half-month mission, joining station Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Roscosmos, NASA Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, who have been on the station since late May.

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