Soyuz carrying int’l crew launched from Baikonur

MOSCOW, (PNA/Itar-Tass) — A Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft to ferry an international crew to the International Space Station was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 00:58 Moscow time on Thursday.

The crew includes Soyuz TMA-10M commander Oleg Kotov, a space station veteran, rookie flight engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy and first-time NASA flier Michael Hopkins.