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This is What a Rocket Launch Looks Like from Space: PHOTO

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It was shot on March 28 by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield as the Russian Soyuz rocket launched to the ISS.

Wrote Hadfield: Just watched the Soyuz launch! The rocket's red glare, powering up away from the Earth, turning towards us in hot pursuit. Incredible to see."

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  1. Not to be persnickety, but the headline should probably read "This is what a rocket launch looks like from space."

    (I'm an editor -- it's a reflex.)

    Posted by: Hunter | Apr 3, 2013 8:05:46 AM


  2. It's not being persnickety. The misplaced modifier completely changes the meaning of the headline. Unless the rocket is being launched from space I don't think it means what it intended to mean.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Apr 3, 2013 8:42:16 AM


  3. Global conspiracy theorists may note that an American astronaut has alluded to the Star Spangled Banner ("rockets' red glare") while describing a Russian launch. The bicentennial of the poem which became the song's lyrics is in 2014, so this might be a clue for the timing of the NWO takeover. Or not.

    Side note to language police: "rockets'" is possessive plural in the song, and could be in this case because the Soyuz first stage has a bagillion engines: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Soyuz_rocket_engines.jpg

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Apr 3, 2013 9:11:46 AM


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