WATCH: Follow an intrepid spacecraft’s journey, as seen from the ISS
The timelapse video, taken by German astronaut and ISS commander Alexander Gerst, shows the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft as it was launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan on November 16.
This is real. How a space ship leaves our planet, seen from ISS. / Dies sind echte Aufnahmen. Wie ein Raumschiff unseren Planeten verlässt – von der ISS aus gesehen. #Horizons Hi-Res: https://t.co/p0PeiITcWSpic.twitter.com/Mmpv5h3P21— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) November 22, 2018
The footage shows the spacecraft as it blasts away from a light-strewn Earth and travels right through our planet’s atmosphere and into space, where the craft dramatically separates from its carrier rocket in a fiery explosion.
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