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Seeing what a rocket launch looks like from space will leave you awestruck

You need to look closely
  • Video shows what a rocket launch looks like from space
  • As seen in the video, the rocket looks like a tiny dot
  • It was captured from the International Space Station

Published on Apr 10, 2024 at 12:57PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024 at 3:10PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

You have probably seen countless videos of a rocket launch taken here on Earth, but have you ever wondered what it looks like from space?

This bizarre video shows what a rocket launch looks like from space, including its separation stage.

However, you can only find the rocket if you look closely for a tiny dot going away from our planet.

Once you see it, you’ll enjoy it, for sure.

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The video is a time-lapse view of a rocket, as seen from the International Space Station (ISS).

The video’s actual length, without being sped up, would be around 15 minutes approximately.

The Russian Soyuz-FG rocket, which made a startling appearance in the video, started from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

It’s carrying a module full of supplies needed at the space station, including essentials and research tools.

There are several astronauts aboard the ISS for most of the time, and they get their supplies from rocket launches such as this one every now and then.

We’ve already seen plenty of videos of rocket launches, but this is something particularly special.

For instance, there’s the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that lit up the sky ahead of returning to Earth.

However, seeing one from space offers a totally different perspective altogether.

It also makes something as majestic as a rocket look so tiny when viewed from so far away.

In the video, you can even see the bright city lights on our planet and how the rocket goes farther away into Earth’s low orbit.

Just before the rocket’s lower stage begins to fall back towards the planet, the robotic supply module fires its thrusters to head to the space station.

When the rocket starts its journey back to Earth, the space around its lower stage glows red.

That’s a plasma field enveloping the rocket.

The same thing happened to SpaceX’s Starship, which Elon Musk shared a video of.

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