Astronaut Cosmonaut Crew Safe After Soyuz Launch Abort to Space Station: NASA Photos, Video

The Soyuz MS-10
spacecraft is launched with Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA
and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Soyuz spacecraft’s climb to
orbit, an anomaly occurred, resulting in an abort downrange. The crew was
quickly recovered and is in good condition. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Ken Kremer     SpaceUpClose.com     11 October 2018


CAPE CANAVERAL,
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.



Here’s
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.



Both
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. 



Search
and recovery crews reached the crew before they even touched down and quickly
extracted them from the Soyuz capsule.

Watch this live on
tape NASA replay video of the launch of the Soyuz MS-10 crew and the abort events
that followed:

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.

  

The Soyuz MS-10
spacecraft is launched with Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA
and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at
the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Soyuz spacecraft’s climb to
orbit, an anomaly occurred, resulting in an abort downrange. The crew was
quickly recovered and is in good condition. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, left,
and astronaut Nick Hague of NASA, right, embrace their families after landing
at the Krayniy Airport, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Hague
and Ovchinin arrived from Dzhezkazgan after Russian search and recovery teams
brought them from the Soyuz landing site. During the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft’s
climb to orbit an anomaly occurred, resulting in an abort downrange. The crew
was quickly recovered and is in good condition. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls




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.


Watch for Ken’s
continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin,
Orbital ATK and more space and mission reports direct from the Kennedy Space
Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida and Wallops Flight Facility,
Virginia.



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Dr. Kremer is a research
scientist and journalist based in the KSC area.

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milsatcom, NASA/ULA Parker Solar Probe, SpaceX Merah Putih & Telstar 18
& 19 launches, SpaceX Falcon 9/CRS-15 launch to ISS,  Falcon Heavy, NASA
TESS, GOES-S, NASA missions, ULA Atlas & Delta launches, SpySats and more
at Ken’s upcoming outreach events at Kennedy Space Center Quality Inn,
Titusville, FL, evenings. Photos for sale 

This beautiful mural at the Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex showcases the 
International Space
Station where the two man
American/Russian crew were heading until the emergency in flight 
Soyuz
abort shortly after liftoff this
morning Oct. 11, 2018 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Thankfully their 
Soyuz
MS-10 capsule ejected and
they landed safe. The mural art highlights the cooperation of the multinational
partners who make 
ISS possible
to carry out science for all humankind – backdropped by the shuttle that hauled
most of it to orbit. 
Credit: Ken
Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com
Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com


Ken Kremer

Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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