While watching the BBC live broadcast of the first UK astronaut heading for the International Space Station this morning (11 AM GMT),
I noted a contrail that started forming behind the Soyuz rocket at about one minute after the lift-off and stopped about ten second later:
This picture of Roman numeral "figure eight" contrails had been taken at Saint Simons Island, GA on December 26, 2014.
Full image: https://www.metabunk.org/data/MetaMirrorCache/fc0f447ae74bcedffc219d054ebafcad.jpg
The number VIII is made...