A carrier rocket "Soyuz-FG" was launched from Baikonur cosmodrome with a manned spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-06M" and the new ISS crew. Cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos), Eugene Tarelkin (Roscosmos) and Kevin Ford (NASA) went to the near-Earth orbit. The docking of the new Russian "Soyuz" with the ISS should happen today, on October, 25th. For the
Russians Novitsky and Tarelkin it's the first flight into space, while Ford is flying for the second time. The flight of the new crew at the station is planned to last 148 days. They have to unload four transport ships "Progress" and one European truck ATV-4. The crew of the 33rd expedition is not planned to have spacewalks.