Every space mission to the International Space Station starts with a train ride. The Soyuz TMA-18M that will take Andreas Mogensen, Sergei Volkov and Aidyn Aimbetov to space 2 September at 4:37 GMT was rolled out to the launchpad.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured the moment on his phone:
Keep clear: rocket crossing (on its way to the launch pad) pic.twitter.com/gc2u1XhXlw
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) August 31, 2015
Later the Soyuz rocket was put upright and is ready for launch! See more pictures on ESA’s Flickr gallery.