ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and crewmates Fyodor Yurchikhin and Karen Nyberg
were launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan at 20:31:24 GMT on 28 May (22:31:24 CEST 28 May; 02:31:24 local
time 29 May) on their mission to the International Space Station.
This marks the start of a six-month mission Volare mission that will see Luca
involved in over 20 scientific experiments, two spacecraft dockings and two
Credits: ESA/ASI/Roscosmos - via: European Space Agency