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Tech & Science Emergency landing for astronauts as rocket fails

16:51  11 october  2018
16:51  11 october  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Russia's rocket failure could leave the ISS without a crew

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Image: NASA astronaut Nick Hague following emergency landing . Despite the issue affecting the booster rocket , NASA's Nick Hague and Roscosmos' They landed about 12 miles east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, and officials from Russia's space agency said rescue workers had managed to reach

As they hurtled toward space faster than a rifle bullet, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut were forced to make a harrowing but safe emergency landing on Thursday when the rocket carrying the two men and hundreds of tons of explosive fuel failed less than two minutes after

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia blasts off© Reuters The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia blasts off A US and Russian astronaut have made an emergency landing following a rocket failure on a mission to the International Space Station.

Shortly after lift-off, the Soyuz rocket was reported to have suffered significant engine failures - an unprecedented mishap for the Russian space programme.

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia blasts off© Reuters The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia blasts off Despite the issue affecting the booster rocket, NASA's Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexey Ovchinin are alive and have touched down in Kazakhstan.

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A Soyuz rocket booster failed during the launch of a capsule carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin on Thursday If the Russian rocket isn't flying by then, the station may have to do without a crew for a while. That would be a huge change for an outpost that

Astronauts on board a Soyuz rocket heading to the International Space Station survived an emergency landing following a booster failure , a Russian space

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft© Reuters The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft They landed about 12 miles east of the city of Dzhezkazgan, and officials from Russia's space agency said rescue workers have managed to reach the crew.

All Russian manned space launches have been suspended after the incident, according to Russia's RIA news agency.

The ISS crew members currently in orbit have been "notified of the launch contingency", a NASA spokesperson added.

A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "Thank god, the crew is alive."

What it’s like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails

What it’s like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails NASA astronaut Nick Hague recounts his experience during last week’s harrowing Soyuz flight

to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching American astronaut Nick Hague (L) speaks to Roscosmos’s director Dmitry Rogozin after the this is the first time in the history of the ISS programme that a manned Soyuz mission has failed .

Russian officials are investigating the cause of a booster problem that forced a Soyuz rocket capsule to make an emergency landing just after launch…

International Space Station (ISS) crew members astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft© Reuters International Space Station (ISS) crew members astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia board the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft Although the journey was expected to take six hours, it was only a few minutes after blast-off at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan that problems with the rocket became apparent.

The managing editor of NASA Spaceflight reports how an onboard view of the launch showed the crew being shaken around during the launch, and says "the staging was clearly off-nominal".

Footage broadcast on Russian television shows a series of billowing smoky explosions occurring as the booster rocket stage fails.

Spaceflight historian Gunter Krebs noted on Twitter that the situation reminded him of another Soyuz rocket failure in 1972, when "an in-flight booster failure occurred and the crew was rescued after ballistic re-entry".

The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia© Reuters The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft carrying the crew of astronaut Nick Hague of the U.S. and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia Ballistic re-entry is a much steeper form of re-entry, involving only the forces of gravity and aerodynamic drag to slow down the speed of fall.

Malfunctions causing ballistic re-entry have occurred a number of times with Russia's series of Soyuz rockets.

The NASA Spaceflight editor said: "You can be sure Soyuz launches will be grounded indefinitely.

"Commercial Crew has to conduct a successful uncrewed launch next year before flying astronauts to the ISS (and no - they will not 'fast track' anything that involves crew safety)."

What it’s like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague recounts his experience during last week’s harrowing Soyuz flight

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