Timelapse footage captured by German astronaut Alexander Gerst on the International Space Station shows the Russian spacecraft Soyuz MS-11 soaring out of Earth’s atmosphere on December 3.
The craft, carrying NASA’s Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Konenenko of Roscosmos, successfully docked at the International Space Station on Monday, December 3 after launching from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome.
“The essence of spaceflight, in a timelapse showing the Soyuz MS-11 launch,” Gerst wrote in his caption accompanying the video. "I still can’t comprehend that there are humans riding on the top of this lone white streak into the great black open. " Credit: ESA/Alexander Gerst via Storyful