The spacecraft "Soyuz TMA-14" with the 19th ISS crew on board was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome 26.03.2009 at 14:49 Moscow time. The space off Russian Gennady Padalka, American Michael Barratt and US space tourist Charles Shimoni (Charles Simonyi) and Koichi Wakata Japanese (Koichi Wakata).
During the expedition will be produced 43 scientific experiments and at least two spacewalks.
Japanese astronaut compatriots came up with a number of interesting experiments. For example, he would have to try to fly in zero gravity on the carpet, neatly folded clothes and use eye drops.