Russia successfully launched spacecraft Soyuz TMA manned-16M

Soyuz-FG rocket successfully launched the Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying TMA-16M take three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).

Xinhua citing the local media reported on 27/3, Russia successfully launched Soyuz TMA spacecraft 3-16M put astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

Said Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with spacecraft manned Soyuz TMA-16M has left the launch pad at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan at 22 42 hours Moscow time (19 hours 42 - GMT).

This spacecraft is expected to connect to the ISS after 6 hours.

Of the three members of the crew, a Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko and astronaut Scott Kelly Aerospace Agency USA (NASA) will join the mission time 1 year.

Astronaut Russia Gennady Padalka other, who was 4 times to participate in the mission on the ISS, ISS is expected to stay for 6 months, set a new record with a time of 878 days in space activities.

Under the plan, the astronauts will conduct 50 scientific experiments, primarily in the field of medicine, and working with Progress of the Russian mission to resupply the ISS.