Russia Launches a Manned Rocket in a Snowstorm

baikonur spacecraft launch
AFP / Getty Images

Final Stage
The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft stands atop a launch pad in the Russian leased Kazakh Baikonur cosmodrome, early on November 14, 2011, shortly before the launch.

Get the Latest Photos from
Get TIME photos and pictures of the week delivered directly to your inbox.