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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:23 AM

Two astronauts make emergency landing after rocket booster fails

https://www.space.com/42097-soyuz-rocket-launch-failure-expedition-57-crew.html

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a new U.S.-Russian crew to the International Space Station failed during its ascent Thursday (Oct. 11) , sending its crew capsule falling back toward Earth in a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said. NASA has confirmed it is in contact with the crew aboard the capsule and that they are in "good condition," and says it will take about an hour and a half for a rescue crew to meet up with the astronauts.
The Soyuz rocket and its Soyuz MS-10 space capsule lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at about 4:47 a.m. EDT (0847 GMT) with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin aboard. The pair were due to join the three-person Expedition 57 crew already aboard the International Space Station. But something went wrong minutes after liftoff, sending the Soyuz capsule into a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said.

"Confirming again that the today's Soyuz MS10 launch did go into a ballistic re-entry mode a little bit after its launch around 3:47 a.m Central Time (4:47 a.m. EDT/0847 GMT)," NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean said during live television commentary. "That means the crew will not be going to the International Space Station today. Instead they'll be taking a sharp landing, coming back to Earth." NASA is providing live commentary on NASA TV, which you can watch here.

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Reply Two astronauts make emergency landing after rocket booster fails (Original post)
malaise Thursday OP
NurseJackie Thursday #1
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john657 Thursday #3
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KY_EnviroGuy Thursday #5
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mahatmakanejeeves Thursday #7
malaise Thursday #8

Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:04 AM

1. Glad they're safe...


Soyuz MS-10 crew wearing blood pressure cuffs in Jezkazgan following their recovery after landing

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:11 AM

2. They were really lucky

I'd be smiling as well.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:19 AM

3. If I were them,

I think I would head straight to a casino or buy lottery tickets.

Glad they made it back in one piece and apparently none worse for the wear.

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Response to john657 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:25 AM

4. For sure

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:39 AM

5. Thanks for posting, Malaise - more here w/video...

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45822845

Footage from inside the capsule showed the two men being shaken around at the moment that the fault happened. Shortly afterwards, Nasa said they were making a "ballistic descent" meaning their capsule descended at a much sharper angle than normal and would have been subjected to greater G-force - the force imposed on a body by rapid acceleration.

The capsule separated from the failing rocket and later deployed parachutes to slow its descent.
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There is already much discussion about the current state of Russian industry and its ability to maintain the standards of yesteryear. Whatever the outcome of the inquiry, this event will only heighten those concerns and will underline to the US in particular the need to bring online new rocket systems. These vehicles, produced by the Boeing and SpaceX companies, are set to make their debut next year.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:43 AM

6. Thanks for your link

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:58 AM

7. This is the moment today's Soyuz launch to the space station appeared to go wrong and the last video

RogueAltGov Retweeted:

This is the moment today's Soyuz launch to the space station appeared to go wrong and the last video from inside the capsule. The crew are reported safe on the ground after an emergency landing. Updates: https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/10/10/live-coverage-two-man-crew-to-launch-on-six-month-space-station-expedition/


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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:22 AM

8. Thanks

Damn!

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