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With the "Gagarin start" to the ISS went 33rd Expedition.. / July 16, 2012 /

At 6:40 on July 15, Moscow time, the «Gagarin start» Baikonur 33rd expedition went to the International Space Station.

Start normally held in the estimated time, RIA Novosti said.

On board the manned «Soyuz TMA-05M» are Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, reminiscent of the agency «Interfax». They will spend aboard the ISS for about six months and spend about 40 science experiments.

Thus, 46-year-old Williams is most attracted to biomedical experiments aimed at studying the effectiveness of physical training of cosmonauts on board and the cardiovascular system of astronauts during long flights. 43-year-old Hoshide, inter alia, to hold an experiment on the cultivation of small freshwater fishes and Japan will launch five microsatellites into space, ITAR-TASS reported.

According to «Interfax», joining the «Souz» with the ISS is scheduled in the automatic mode, at 07:40 Moscow time on July 17. RIA Novosti reports that it will happen at 8:52 in Moscow.

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