Soyuz TMA-12M blasts off!

The lastest human spaceflight from our blue marble is underway.  Soyuz commander Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Steven Swanson launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome earlier today.  They are expected to dock with the ISS this evening, joining ISS commander Koichi Wakata, Mikhail Tyurin and Rick Mastracchio, bringing Expedition 39 crew complement up to six.

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