Monitoring the launch of a Soyuz astronaut from a space station (photos)

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) witnessed the latest group of their colleagues leaving Earth today (September 21).

Russian Soyuz missile launch Astronauts Sergei Prokopyev, Dmitry Petlin and Frank Rubio from NASA into orbit from Baikonur Cosmodrome In Kazakhstan this morning. Spaceflight motion has been observed by International Space Station (ISS) astronauts as they approach from 250 miles (400 km) above Earth.