Skip to main content

Amazing Rocket Launch Photos of 2014 (Gallery)

Expedition 40 Launch #2

NASA/Joel Kowsky

The Soyuz TMA-13M rocket is launched with Expedition 40 Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev, of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, ESA, and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Suraev, Gerst, and Wiseman will spend the next five and a half months aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 40 Launch #3

NASA/Joel Kowsky

The Soyuz TMA-13M rocket is launched with Expedition 40 Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev, of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, ESA, and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA, Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Suraev, Gerst, and Wiseman will spend the next five and a half months aboard the International Space Station.

Soyuz Rocket Launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on May 28, 2014

NASA (via Instagram as nasa)

A colorful dart in the night sky! This 30-second exposure is of the Soyuz rocket launch from today at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 40 Soyuz Commander Maxim Suraev, of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Alexander Gerst, of the European Space Agency, ESA, and Flight Engineer Reid Wiseman of NASA will dock to the International Space Station at 9:48 p.m. EDT.

EUTELSAT 3B Satellite Launched

Sea Launch SA

Sea Launch SA has successfully launched the EUTELSAT 3B satellite today from at its ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey in the Pacific Ocean on May 26, 2014.

EUTELSAT 3B Satellite Launched #2

Sea Launch SA

Sea Launch SA has successfully launched the EUTELSAT 3B satellite today from at its ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey in the Pacific Ocean on May 26, 2014.

Sea Launch Lofts Eutelsat 3B Satellite

Sea Launch

Sea Launch SA has successfully launched the EUTELSAT 3B satellite today from at its ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey in the Pacific Ocean on May 26, 2014.

Successful Launch of H-IIA F 24 with DAICHI-2 (ALOS-2)

JAXA (via Facebook)

Successful launch of H-IIA F 24 with DAICHI-2 (ALOS-2) on May 24, 2014.

H-2A Rocket Lifts Off with ALOS 2 Satellite

MHI

The H-2A rocket lifts off from the Tanegashima Space Center on May 24, 2014.

Europe's Vega Launcher Blasts Off

Arianespace

Europe's Vega launcher lofted Kazakhstan's first Earth-observing satellite to space on April 29, 2014.

Liftoff! SpaceX Launches Dragon's 3rd Cargo Flight

SpaceX

A SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket blasts off for the International Space Station carrying an unmanned Dragon cargo ship on April 18, 2014. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and is SpaceX's third cargo delivery for NASA.

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community@space.com.