Soyuz TMA-21 is getting all launchy on us. Photo by nasa hq photo.
Expedition 27 Soyuz Launch by nasa hq photo.
From the top: Russian Flight Engineer Andrey Borisenko, NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan, and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev. It’s off to the International Space Station with you boys!
The Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft on the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz launched at 4:18am Tuesday, Kazakhstan time. On board is Commander Alexander Samokutyaev, NASA Flight Engineer Ron Garan and Russian Flight Engineer Andrey Borisenko. The Soyuz has been dubbed ‘Gagarin,’ in honor of Yuri Gagarin, the first person to fly in space. He launched from the same pad on April 12, 1961. Image: NASA/Carla Cioffi.
Great shot of Soyuz, surrounded by security.
The Soyuz TMA-21 rocket being moved to the launch pad by railcar.
Watch the International Space Station assembly in 2 minutes, from the launch of the first segment in 1998 to today and beyond.
Watch the space station grow in this neat little vid. The ISS is a project of 5 space agencies: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).