Members of the new ISS space crew launch blasted off on Wednesday December 19th.
The Soyuz spacecraft is carrying U.S. astronaut Thomas Marshbur, Russia's Roman Romanenko, and Canada's Chris Hadfield .
It tooke off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at approximately 6:12am.
The crew of three men is due for a mission on the International Space Station (ISS), where they are planned to stay for the five months, carrying out spacewalks and working on a range of
experiments in the station's laboratory.