BAIKONUR, July 15 (Itar-Tass) —— The crew of the Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz, launched on Sunday from Baikonur to the International Space Station, feel good, Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency Vladimir Popovkin told reporters.
"The most intense and hard part is completed. I talked to the cosmonauts, they feel well," Popovkin said.
On board the Soyuz TMA-05M – is the crew of international space station 32/33 consisting of Russian citizen Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, and astronaut Akihiko Hoside.
As Itar-Tass learned from the southern spaceport, “Soyuz TMA-05M, launched at 06:40 Moscow time, went into orbit nine minutes after the start and began a two-day autonomous flight to the ISS."
Docking of Soyuz is scheduled for 8:52 Moscow time on July 17. Recalling this, Popovkin said: "We have no doubts that everything will be fine."