This is what a rocket launch looks like from space

The Soyuz rocket left Kazakhstan for the International Space Station  ( ISS ) and was captured by the ship’s crew.


Russia sent a new crew to the International Space Station ( ISS ) from Kazakhstan on Wednesday.

The trip, which took an American crew member among its ranks despite the tense moment between both countries, was seen from space, specifically from the inhabitants of the orbital ship to which it was headed.

This is what a rocket launch from orbit looks like

The photos were captured by Bob Hines and Samantha Cristoforetti, who will be teammates with new crew members Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin.

“Have you ever wondered what a launch from space looks like? It’s amazing!!” said US astronaut Hines.

A joint mission

With the arrival of the 3 new members, the ISS will now host 10 members overall.

The new crew members will spend six months living and working aboard the space lab, conducting science experiments in microgravity and participating in extravehicular activities, better known as spacewalks.

On September 29, Expedition 67 commander Oleg Artemyev and cosmonauts Denis Matveev and Sergey Korsakov of Roscosmos will return in the same Soyuz spacecraft that reached orbit.