A Soyuz spacecraft lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 10:54 p.m. (CDT) on April 26, 2003

Soyuz is launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, carrying one of the first resident crews to the International Space Station

First space ship rocket by Alexander Fedyashov on 500px

The Vostok was the spacecraft used for the first human spaceflights. The first flight - carrying Yuri Gagarin, took place on 12 April

Soyuz-TMA. Operated by Roscosmos (Russian Federal Space Agency). TMA is the fourth generation of the Soyuz spacecraft.

Operated by Roscosmos (Russian Federal Space Agency). TMA is the fourth generation of the Soyuz spacecraft.

"Fusion Imaging of the Final Space Shuttle Launch" #NASA #cool

HiDyRS-X camera image. Fusion imaging of the final space shuttle launch. Able to visualize flow dynamics and shock patterns within high temperature supersonic rocket plumes.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Florida. The Orion spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean.

Orion Exploration Flight Test Launch The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 at at a.

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS)

From Wikiwand: Artist's rendering of the 70 mt variant of SLS launching Orion

Soyuz launcher with an unmanned Progress re-supply ship and a manned Soyuz spacecraft.

Soyuz launcher with an unmanned Progress re-supply ship and a manned Soyuz spacecraft.

The first four rocket designs used to launch man into space (L-R): Vostok (USSR 1961), Mercury-Redstone (US 1961), Mercury-Atlas (US 1962), Gemini-Titan (US 1965)

Russian 1961 (Moon rocket) vs US 1962 Mercury-Redstone and other early space rockets

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