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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:10 AM

Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket

Source: BBC Breaking news

Astronauts to make emergency landing after their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned on lift-off to space station

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45822845?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking

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LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 11 OP
democratisphere Oct 11 #1
PearliePoo2 Oct 11 #2
Judi Lynn Oct 11 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Oct 11 #8
BumRushDaShow Oct 11 #4
markbark Oct 11 #5
truthisfreedom Oct 11 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Oct 11 #7
miyazaki Oct 11 #9

Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:24 AM

1. If Putin spent less time meddling in our elections and more

time kicking ass over in the Soyus Russian Rocket Quality Control Department (SRRQCD) this kind of sh't wouldn't happen!

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:29 AM

2. Here's NASA Twitter


https://twitter.com/nasa

The capsule has landed back on earth
Search and rescue teams report they are in contact with the Soyuz crew, who report they are in good condition. The teams are en route to the landing site.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:30 AM

3. Wow.i watched the takeoff, left too soon

To hear they ran into trouble. They stoped the transmission on the screen and I left, assuming all was well. So glad the two made it out o.k.

Thank you for having the story so quickly!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:34 AM

8. They were doing fine when I left for the bathroom

and when I got back a minute later the NASA moderator was saying, "Emergency crews have been deployed and should take an hour and a half to reach the capsule's landing site."

Shit. It's like stepping away from the television a couple of years ago when Alabama was ahead and an Auburn player caught an attempted field goal by Alabama in the end zone and ran the entire length of the field to win the game:



I'm glad the crew is o.k.

BTW, Alabama fans, sorry to open an old wound...

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 06:02 AM

4. Saw an AP story

AP

US, Russia astronauts make emergency landing after NASA launch


Updated 23 mins ago

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan --NASA says that two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are in good condition after an emergency landing following booster rocket failure minutes after the launch.

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (0840 GMT; 4:40 a.m. EDT) Thursday from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster rocket.

They were to dock at the International Space Station six hours later, but the booster suffered engine failure minutes after the launch.

NASA said it has been informed by Russian space officials that the crew has made an emergency landing at an unspecified location in Kazakhstan and is in good condition. Search and rescue crews are heading to the landing site.

https://6abc.com/us-russia-astronauts-make-emergency-landing-after-nasa-launch/4459654/

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:59 AM

5. Wow....

The crew had to return in "ballistic descent mode", Nasa tweeted, which it explained was "a sharper angle of landing compared to normal".

"Ballistic descent mode" ....because "falling like a rock" has so many negative connotations. o_0

Everyone made it safely back to the ground though, so the only downside was the need to don new underwear.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:20 AM

6. How? Ejected with parachutes?

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:19 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 LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 02:44 PM

9. Wonder if this was a tower jet escape, or maybe that stage had passed?

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