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By Attila Nagy on at

Soyuz Xing

This is Russian Space Agency’s Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft was delivered to launch pad 1 at Baikonur Cosmodrom this morning. I bet you cannot encounter more spectacular traffic block during your dull early morning commute than this. Read More >>

This is Not a Jellyfish. Or a Sperm.

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Not a jellyfish. Nor a sperm. In fact, this is a cloud formed by a Russian Soyuz rocket as it rose through the thin air of near space on the morning of Tuesday 8 July. The cross, right at the top of the formation, was made by the Soyuz's four boosters, as their plumes ballooned out in the thin air. [Roscosmos via New Scientist]