An emergency landing for US-Russian crew after Soyuz launch failure

October 12, 2018

 

 

Last night at 4:47am EDT, Russia's Soyuz rocket liftoff off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying 3 crew to the International Space Station. Shortly after liftoff, there was an anomaly during the separation event of the 4 side boosters, causing the crew to go on a ballistic reentry abort and land back on Earth. There hasn't been official confirmation as to what went wrong, but Russia has started a full investigation to pinpoint the issue. The crew experienced about 6.7Gs of force during their reentry into the atmosphere, but they landed safely and are in good condition.

 

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