Soyuz-FG booster with Soyuz TMA-13M manned spacecraft carrying new ISS mission crew onboard was launched from “Gagarin” launching pad of Baikonur spaceport on May 28, 23.57, Moscow time. In 9 minutes the spacecraft separated from the 3rd stage of Soyuz-FG booster.
Six hours after the launch on May 29, 05.48, Moscow time Soyuz TMA-13M successfully docked with the ISS in automatic mode.
The main crew launched to the ISS consists of Roscosmos cosmonaut Maksim Surayev, NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst.
Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev (Roscosmos) and Steven Swanson (NASA) were waiting for their colleagues onboard the ISS.