Video: Nighttime Soyuz Blastoff with three Expedition 50 Crew Members

Temperatures were well below zero Celsius when Soyuz rumbled to life and lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 20:20 UTC on November 17, 2016, carrying into orbit a crew from Russia, France and the U.S. on a half-year mission living and working aboard the International Space Station.

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Videos: Long March 2F lifts Chinese Astronaut Duo to Orbit

China’s Long March 2F rocket launched the country’s first crewed space flight in over three years at dawn on Monday when the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two crew members on board was successfully lifted into orbit for a five-week research mission to the Tiangong-2 space laboratory.

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Video: Ariane 5 lifts off with Communications Satellite Duo

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center on October 5, 2016, carrying into orbit high-capacity communications satellites for Australia and India. The rocket’s 74th successful mission in a row ended with a secondary mission dedicated to study the behavior of supercold rocket propellants in Zero-G.

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