The Soyuz TMA-04M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 carrying Expedition 31 astronauts to the International Space Station. Bill Ingalls is a NASA senior staff photographer, whose work we are big fans of (he has also appeared in our weekly round-up before). Ingalls has been working for the space agency for over 18 years, shooting nearly every space launch in that time. You can follow his daily shooting adventures on Twitter.
AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls