On December 19,2012 The Soyuz TMA-07M rocket was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan. On board are: Tom Marshburn of the U.S., Chris Hadfield from Canada, and Roman Romanenko of Russia. These three men will first travel for two days in the capsule, and then on Friday they are scheduled to dock with the ISS, and will be welcomed by Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Yevgeny Tarelkin and NASA’s Kevin Ford, who were launched to the ISS on Oct 23.
This trip will last four months. During that time it is expected that many experiments will take place, including two spacewalks. Crewmembers also intended to devote their spare time to music, in particular. Hadfield is going to record several songs performed in orbit.
Marshburn even told media earlier that he was looking forward to celebrating Christmas in space. “There are some decorations and ornaments, and we will have a little celebration while we are up there,” he said.