FL – The astronaut, cosmonaut crew is
safe back on Earth after the Soyuz launch abort triggered this morning just two
minutes after liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan, Oct. 11, on a mission scheduled to deliver them to the
International Space Station.
a collection of photos and videos from the Soyuz MS-10 crew launch comprising NASA astronaut Nick Hague and
Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin who planned to spend 6 months on the ISS as
the Expedition 57 crew.
are safe and healthy after a harrowing in-flight emergency separation from the failed Soyuz
FG rocket occurred at about 50 km altitude and a parachute assisted ballistic trajectory touchdown in
remote Kazakhstan about 34 minutes after liftoff.
and recovery crews reached the crew before they even touched down and quickly
extracted them from the Soyuz capsule.
tape NASA replay video of the launch of the Soyuz MS-10 crew and the abort events
Video Caption: Crew Safe After Soyuz Launch Abort; NASA astronaut Nick Hague and
Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are
in good condition following an aborted launch of their Soyuz spacecraft. The
Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to
the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 11 (2:40
p.m. in Baikonur) carrying American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut
Alexey Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with the booster
and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a ballistic landing of the
spacecraft. Search and rescue teams were deployed to the landing site. Hague
and Ovchinin are out of the capsule and are reported to be in good condition.
Note: This video is edited for length, but includes the launch, the initial
report of the issue, and the confirmation that the crew landed safely.
Thus at the moment there is no way to send
new replacement crews to the ISS and NASA’s commercial crew capsules will not
be ready for launch until mid-2019 or later – as I reported here recently.
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