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This Is the Latest Soyuz-Progress Launch — Viewed From the Space Station

Illustration for article titled This Is the Latest Soyuz-Progress Launch — Viewed From the Space Station

The Russian space agency successfully launched its latest transport cargo spaceship on Thursday evening, and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly managed to photograph the event from aboard the International Space Station.

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In the combination image above you can see the late-evening launch of the Soyuz-U rocket with THC Progress M-29M unmanned spacecraft on the left. And on the right, the same launch vehicle lights up the sky over the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kasakhstan.

The Progress transport cargo ship has since docked to the ISS, delivering 2369 kilos of goods, including food, fuel, water, oxygen, and scientific research equipment.

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[Roscosmos/Scott Kelly/NASA]

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Wow they actualy assembled a rocket correctly no gyro upside down...... all kidding aside I know they had some dam good rocket scientist there.. but nobody seems to be as good as that generation... the saturn rocket guys were like you want what were.. in a mechanicAL switches and no computer bullshit they controlled a billion horsepower.. they could do more with a slide ruler and a pencil