Photos: Soyuz 36 heads to the International Space Station

Russia's Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on Wednesday, May 29. A Russian rocket carrying an international crew of U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano launched from Kazakhstan and docked on the International Space Station. <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/world/gallery/iss-mission/index.html'>See photos from the last launch to and from the space station.</a>

Russia's Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on Wednesday, May 29. A Russian rocket carrying an international crew of U.S. astronaut Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano launched from Kazakhstan and docked on the International Space Station. See photos from the last launch to and from the space station.