|This description from Jennifer Scott: The rocket is a Russian Soyuz rocket of the type used
to launch crews to the International Space Station. It is based on an
ICBM which was developed in the 1950s. The same basic design is used
today.The image is a spoof of a Soyuz launch due to the escape tower
visible atop the 'capsule' which isn't found on unmanned rockets.
for a photo of the real thing.