Go Luca!

With a roar in the night Kazakh Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and his fellow Expedition 36, the Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, and NASA colleague Karen L. Nyberg, are headed for the International Space Station for their mission of 6 months.
Expedition 36 Launch (201305290002HQ)

Expedition 36 patch

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia’s Federal Space Agency (center) and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft May 24

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