Blasting Off Into the Blackness

By Rebecca Horne | October 14, 2010 11:48 am


I see a lot of rocket launch photos. It becomes increasingly hard to find them unique. Once in a while, a special one like the above comes along that pleases even my jaded eye.

The Soyuz TMA-01M rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 carrying Expedition 25 Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Scott J. Kelly and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka to the International Space Station.

Courtesy NASA/Carla Cioffi

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About Rebecca Horne

Rebecca Horne (http://rebeccahornephotography.com) is an artist, multi-platform freelance writer, and award-winning photography director. She launched Visual Science for Discover.com in March 2010. She also writes about science and photography for The WallStreet Journal. You can reach her at rh@rebeccahornephotography.com.

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