Most will not get the chance to see a rocket from space in their lifetime, but thankfully, astronauts aboard the International Space Station have captured the phenomenon for all to enjoy. This amazing time-lapse video reveals the Russian Soyuz-FG rocket rising to Earth orbit, carrying a Progress MS-10 (also 71P) module to bring needed supplies to the ISS. Some highlights include city lights, clouds visible on the Earth on the lower left, blue / gold bands of atmospheric airglow running diagonally across the center, and distant stars on the upper right that set behind the Earth. Read more for the video and additional information.
You’ll also be able to see a lower stage falling back to Earth as the robotic supply ship fires its thrusters and begins to close on the ISS. All of the astronauts that live aboard the Earth-orbiting ISS conduct numerous science experiments daily that expand human knowledge and enable future commercial industry in low Earth orbit.
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