Expedition 31 Soyuz Launch Time Lapse

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This short time lapse is made from a remote still camera placed at the launch pad. The purpose of the camera was to capture good quality launch photos at close proximity. We thought you might enjoy seeing these frames put together at 15 frames per second. (there is no sound in this recording)

The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. Photo credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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  1. macprohawaii 35 months ago | reply

    Cool - though we need our own rockets. Too much money being thrown at Russia for a ride.

  2. Chris Devers 35 months ago | reply

    Wait, they called it TMA? Really? I smell a conspiracy — was there a monolith on board? :-)

  3. SouthernBreeze 35 months ago | reply

    I love this! Wonderful work!

  4. Bahari Adoyo 35 months ago | reply

    We have our own rocket that can do what Soyuz/Progress does and then some... It's first launch will be on March 19. The SpaceX dragon can carry more cargo to the ISS than the Progress and it can return cargo in it's pressurized cabin. It also has a crewed version that will be able to carry seven astronauts instead of the Soyuz' three... There are some other plans on the drawing board and some are being tested as we speak. The Constellation program spacecraft Orion is being developed by the private sector as well and should take its first flight in about 2 years. All of this will probably happen within 10 years. The crewed version of the Dragon may have a head start if it proves itself successful in delivering and returning cargo.
    Here is more info about the SpaceX Dragon:
    www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/cargo/spacex_index.html

  5. saul santana 35 months ago | reply

    hola buenos dias pues es algo muy satisfactorio d k ya ortos paises puedan participar en esos programs d cohetes tripulados y espero k tambien en un futuro no muy lejano aki en mi querido mexico tengamos muestro propio cohete para poder acompañarlos en los lanzamientos al espacio gracias.saul sant

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