A photo of a photo of Soyuz

NASA's Image of the Day is always awesome, but I particularly love this image from behind-the-scenes of the Pretty Space Photography Industrial Complex.

The Soyuz rocket is seen in the monitor of a video camera moments before Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and flight engineers Joseph Acaba and Sergei Revin arrived to board the rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for their flight to join their crew mates already aboard the International Space Station. The craft successfully launched at 11:01 p.m. EDT, Monday, May 14, 2012.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Via Colin Schultz


  1. That is a cool photo. I’m going to look at it on my monitor through a wide angle mirror, for extra Escherness.

    1.  ..depends whether what is on the screen has been shot or if it’s a live view of what the camera is seeing. If the shutter button has been pushed and a photo saved to the card then what you are seeing in this shot is as much of a photo as a printed photo is. Jus’ sayin…

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