Video: Soyuz TMA-13M liftoff

June 9, 2014

This timelapse video shows the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft during roll out from its MIK preparation building, raising the launcher into its vertical liftoff position on the launch pad, and the launch 28 May 2014 from the Russian Baikonour cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The Expedition 40/41 crew onboard were ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, Roscosmos commander Max Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman.

Six hours later they reached their destination and new home for the next six months: the International Space Station.

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