[1] [2] The Soyuz rocket design is based on the Vostok launcher, which in turn was based on the 8K74 or R-7A Semyorka , a … Soyuz TMA-17M departs from the space station. Watch the launch from inside the crew capsule with first-ever shots from outside the spacecraft recorded by cameras fixed to the exterior of the Soyuz. The intense launch lasts less than ten minutes whereby the Soyuz spacecraft is propelled 1640 km and gains 210 km altitude. Soyuz Video Shows Wild Ride Astronauts Experience Inside Russian Space Capsule By William Goodman If you thought the movie "Gravity" was intense, then get ready for the real thing to blow you away. Note the absence of one solar panel, which successfully deployed later on. You've never seen a Russian Soyuz rocket launch quite like this. The video above shows what it's really like to … Soyuz TMA-17M approaches the ISS. Prior to launch the crew enters the spacecraft through a hatch on the fairing covering the Soyuz and via a hatch in the side of the Orbital Module, then down into the Descent Module where they are strapped into their couches. Most interestingly, he has quite a few images taken inside the Soyuz after launch as the crew was on their way to meet up with the ISS. The Soyuz spacecraft is launched on a Soyuz rocket, the most reliable launch vehicle in the world to date.

Astronaut Nick Hague talked to media for the first time since surviving an aborted launch to the International Space Station and shared what it was like inside the capsule. Inside the capsule during launch. The Russian Soyuz spacecraft carries people and supplies to and from the space station.