I've always been told not to worry because it's not the size of a rocket that matters. Then I saw this and realized that yes, yes it is what matters. More on my own inadequacy below.

This is the Soyuz TMA-01M spacecraft rolled out by train to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Tuesday. The TMA-01M is a new modified Soyuz vehicle that features upgraded avionics and a digital cockpit display.

The crew of Expedition 25 ‚ÄĒ Soyuz Commander Alexander Kaleri, NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly and Russian Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka ‚ÄĒ took off earlier this morning, bound for the International Space Station.

So what's a five-burner Soyuz-FG rocket look like when it takes off? Here you go:


Photo Credit: NASA