Image Shows Tim Peake's Rocket in Take Off

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Bang on schedule, Yuri Malenchenko, Tim Kopra, and Tim Peake took off on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this morning at just after 11:00 GMT, when this powerful image was taken.

Now en route to the International Space Station, the crew seems relaxed. Indeed, first-Briton-on-the-ISS Tim Peake gave this rather enthusiastic thumbs up from the Soyuz capsule.

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Top image by AP, bottom image by NASA

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