This time-lapse video from space of a rocket being launched is fantastic viewing 3 years ago

This time-lapse video from space of a rocket being launched is fantastic viewing

Very, very cool.

On November 16, 2018, a Soyuz-FG rocket launched from Kazakhstan, and with  a Progress resupply ship carrying two and a half tons of materials for the astronauts on International Space Station.

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European Space Astronaut Alexander Gerst, the commander of Expedition 57, captured images of the rocket from the wrap-around Cupola window on the ISS as the rocket made its journey from earth to space.

Clip via European Space Agency, ESA

The images were taken from the European-built Cupola module with a camera set to take pictures at regular intervals, according to the ESA.

The pictures are then played quickly after each other at 8 to 16 times normal speed. The video shows around 15 minutes of the launch at normal speed.

The spacecraft delivered food, fuel and supplies, including about 750 kg of propellant, 75 kg of oxygen and air and 440 l of water.