Spaceships and Earth - foreground is the Soyuz we’ll pilot home in May. Unmanned Progress vehicle in the background.
Here’s the Soyuz rocket arriving by train at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, to take one US astronaut and two cosmonauts to the International Space Station tomorrow as Expedition 33/34 (image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls).
The Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft seen returning Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko of Russia and Flight Engineers Don Pettit of NASA and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency, after months aboard in the International Space Station. Their Soyuz capsule came down in a remote area near Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan yesterday (image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls).
This unusual image (taken December 29, 2011) was photographed through the Cupola on the International Space Station by one of the Expedition 30 crew members.
The lake just above the bracket-mounted camera at center is Egirdir Golu in Turkey, located at 38.05 degrees north latitude and 30.89 degrees east longitude. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft is docked to the station at lower right and part of the Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM) can be seen just above it.
The first stage engines of the Soyuz booster rocket, being mated to the Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft on Thursday at Baikonur Cosmodrome for tomorrow’s launch of Expedition 30 to the International Space Station (image credit: NASA/Victor Zelentzsov).
Orbital view of Russian Soyuz & Progress spacecraft, backlit by aurorae (photo by NASA Astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28/29).
The Space Shuttle Endeavour docked with the International Space Station, as captured on video by Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli from the departing Soyuz TMA-20 (via NASA).
Looking past Soyuz at New England, from the International Space Station. Looks like a nice day over the Atlantic Ocean today, and I think I can see my parents’ house on Cape Cod (photo by NASA Astronaut Ron Garan, aboard the ISS).
Russian Soyuz space vehicle on return trip to Earth from the International Space Station on May 23rd, with Cosmonaut Dmitry Kondratyev, NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, and Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli aboard (photo by NASA Astronaut Ron Garan, aboard the ISS).
The Russian Soyuz space vehicle is going to be the main vehicle for reaching the International Space Station after this summer. (photo by NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke, via NASA Astronaut Ron Garan)
NASA Astronaut Gregory Chamitoff pauses during EVA to take a wide-angle family portrait of Endeavour, Soyuz and the International Space Station. (photo via NASA Astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 27/28)