"What it looks like from the space station when your best friend achieves her lifelong dream to go to space." 👩🚀 From orbit, astronaut Christina Koch (@astro_christina) captured this photo of the second stage of the Soyuz spacecraft launch carrying Jessica Meir (@astro_jessica) and two more space travelers: Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori. The Soyuz docked to the @ISS today after a four-orbit, six-hour flight. Scroll through for more images of the launch!
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Image 1: Soyuz launch photographed from the International Space Station Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, by NASA astronaut Christina Koch. Photo Credit: NASA
Images 2-4: The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Image 5: Expedition 61 astronaut Jessica Meir of NASA, top, spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, center, and Expedition 61 cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft for launch, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)