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:


Later the Soyuz rocket was put upright and is ready for launch! See more pictures on ESA’s Flickr gallery.