Toward the heavens
Roger gives a thumbs up after the successful lifting process. The Soyuz is now in the vertical position.
Something to lean on
The support strutts and walkways are now being lifted around the Soyuz.
The Soyuz rocket is now fully encased by the walkway structure. The rocket is ready for launch!
The Soyuz-U rocket launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT) on 14 September 2007, for the start of the 12-day Foton-M3 mission and the YES2 deployment.