The Soyuz launcher carrying the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft leaves a smoke trail in the blue skies of Kazakhstan, minutes after its lift-off the Baikonour Cosmodrome at 06:46 local time on April 15, 2005, for the Eneide mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori, from Italy. Photo: Stéphane Corvaja/ESA.

The Soyuz launcher carrying the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft leaves a smoke trail in the blue skies of Kazakhstan, minutes after its lift-off the Baikonour Cosmodrome at 06:46 local time on April 15, 2005, for the Eneide mission to the International Space Station (ISS) with ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori, from Italy. Photo: Stéphane Corvaja/ESA.