Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said the TMA-07M spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and U.S. astronaut Tomas Marshburn was launched from the Baikonur space center at 7:12 EST.
The spacecraft is scheduled to dock with the ISS Friday.
"The crew will reach the ISS in a traditional 'long' trip, which will take two days, though a short trip is also possible," a Roscosmos spokesperson told China's Xinhua news agency.
Romanenko will assume duties as commander of the new mission on the ISS which will last four months, Roscosmos said.
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