Stock Photo Description: JSC2006-E-11942 (30 March 2006) --- Spectators try to grab the highest viewing point to watch the launch of the Soyuz. The Soyuz TMA-8 spacecraft launched with Expedition 13 crew members cosmonaut Pavel V. Vinogradov, Russia?s Federal Space Agency International Space Station commander; astronaut Jeffrey N. Williams, NASA International Space Station science officer and flight engineer; and astronaut Marcos Pontes, Brazilian Space Agency Soyuz crew member. They began their mission Wednesday evening launching from Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 8:30 a.m. (Kazakhstan time). Pontes will return home with Expedition 12 on April 8. Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls.