This short time lapse is made from a remote still camera placed at the launch pad. The purpose of the camera was to capture good quality launch photos at close proximity. We thought you might enjoy seeing these frames put together at 15 frames per second. (there is no sound in this recording)
The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin to the International Space Station. Photo credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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