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Fraser
2013-Mar-29, 03:10 AM
Just how much activity on Earth can be seen from orbit? In the dark of night, the Soyuz rocket launch on March 29/28, 2013 was bright enough to be seen by the International Space Station crew 350 km (220 miles) above. “Soyuz Rocket Launch – the moment of ignition, as-seen from their target, the Space [...]

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LoneTree1941
2013-Mar-31, 01:37 AM
Cool!
What accounts for the fast-track launch that had the crew arriving in just a little under 6 hours instead of it usually taking as much as a couple of days?