Science and Exploration

A Soyuz Launch Lights Up The Night Sky

By Keith Cowing
August 2, 2014
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A Soyuz Launch Lights Up The Night Sky
Soyuz TMA-13M Launch
NASA/Joel Kowsky

The Soyuz TMA-13M rocket is launched with Expedition 40 Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos).
Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA on May 29, 2014 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Suraev, Gerst and Wiseman will spend the next five and a half months aboard the International Space Station.

Photo credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky 201405290007hq (29 May 2014) — Larger image

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