The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.
Soyuz TMA-19 begins Expedition 24 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin alongside Flight Engineers, Shannon Walker (NASA) & Douglas H. Wheelock (NASA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on November 26, 2010, 04:46 UTC