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Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
« on: October 11, 2018, 09:25:32 am »
An astronaut and a cosmonaut are safely back on the ground after their rocket had some type of issue when the second stage separated for the first stage. The Soyuz rocket is one of the most reliable on the planet. The last time there was major failure like this on a manned flight was back in 1983 (and again the crew was recovered safely).

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Re: Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 11:01:48 am »
An astronaut and a cosmonaut are safely back on the ground after their rocket had some type of issue when the second stage separated for the first stage. The Soyuz rocket is one of the most reliable on the planet. The last time there was major failure like this on a manned flight was back in 1983 (and again the crew was recovered safely).

BBC News article

CBS News article

VERY glad to hear that the crew was recovered safely. One disturbing note that one of the news stories mentioned was the sabotage recently discovered on the last Soyuz; I hope that we don't have any severely disgruntled employees in the launch vehicle preparation stream.
--------Eric H. Bowen
Where's the KABOOM? There was supposed to have been an Earth-shattering KABOOM!

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