This timelapse video shows the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft moving from its integration facility to it launch pad in Baikonur Cosmodrome and the launch on 2 September 2015 with commander Sergei Volkov, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Aidyn Aimbetov to the International Space Station.
Andreas became Denmark?s first astronaut when he left our planet on his 10-day ?iriss? mission. ESA used the mission to test new technologies and conduct a series of scientific experiments.
Andreas returned to Earth with Soyuz spacecraft commander Gennady Padalka and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov on 12 September.
Follow Andreas via http://andreasmogensen.esa.int
Credit: Directed by Stephane Corvaja – ESA and edited by Manuel Pedoussaut – Zetapress ; Music by Hubrid TMA-18
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