In this long exposure photograph, the gantry arms close around the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft to secure the rocket, at launch pad 1 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The image taken on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, just before the launch of the Expedition 47 crew. Image credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Soyuz Lifts Off Carrying Jeff Williams and Crewmates to Station:
A Soyuz rocket lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on March 19, (March 18 U.S. time) carrying Expedition 47 to the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani