Amazing NASA video shows what a rocket launching into space looks like to an astronaut flying high above the Earth
- Rocket carrying food and equipment was launched by Russian space agency
- The supplies were being sent to astronauts on the International Space Station
- Mesmerising time lapse was recorded by German astronaut Alexander Gerst
Stunning time lapse footage showing a rocket launching from Earth has been captured by an astronaut in space.
The spacecraft was seen exiting Earth’s atmosphere in a flash before its boosters broke away and fizzled out as they fell to the ground on fire.
The rocket was launched by the Russian space agency to send food supplies and equipment to astronauts on the International Space Station.
The spacecraft was seen exiting Earth’s atmosphere in a flash before its boosters broke off
The rocket was launched by the Russian space agency to send food supplies and equipment to the astronauts on the International Space Station
The mesmerising time lapse was recorded by German European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is head of the station.
The rocket launch was the first since the accident on October 11, when two Russian astronauts survived a terrifying rocket explosion at 4,700mph.
Aleksey Ovchinin and American Nick Hague dramatically returned to Earth alive after the booster on their Soyuz rocket broke and the craft automatically turned back from an altitude of 50 miles.
The rocket travelling at thousands of miles an hour malfunctioned on the edge of space on what was supposed to be a six-hour journey to the International Space Station, cockpit audio revealed.
The mesmerising time lapse was recorded by German European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst
Just 119 seconds into the voyage, the crew became weightless when they should have still been feeling the pressure of massive acceleration.
The next launch with human crew is scheduled for December 3, when Russian Oleg Kononenko, Canadian David Saint-Jacques and Anne McClain from the US will fly to the station.