• Astronauts land safely after Soyuz launch fails at 20 miles up

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    A fault in a Soyuz rocket booster has resulted in an aborted crew mission to the International Space Station, but fortunately no loss of life. The astronauts in the capsule, Nick Hague and Alexey Ovchinin successfully detached upon recognizing the fault and made a safe, if bumpy, landing nearly 250 miles east of the launch site in Kazakhstan. This high-profile failure could bolster demand for U.S.-built crewed spacecraft.
    The launch proceeded normally for the first minute and a half, but at that point, when the first and second stages were meant to detach, there was an unspecified fault...
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  • Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst After Soyuz Failure

    Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst After Soyuz Failure

    2 monthes ago - By Space

    If Russia can't get its Soyuz rocket back up and running soon, the International Space Station will likely become unoccupied for the first time in nearly two decades.
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  • Today's failed Soyuz launch complicates the future of the International Space Station

    Today's failed Soyuz launch complicates the future of the International Space Station

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    This morning's Russian Soyuz rocket launch turned dire just two and a half minutes after liftoff when an unknown failure forced the flight to abort and sent the two astronauts on the vehicle on an unexpected landing. The emergency maneuver was a success, but the aftermath puts NASA in a precarious situation: now, the space agency must find a way to continue operations on the International Space Station without its usual equipment.
    The Soyuz is currently the only vehicle that can take humans to and from the ISS, and the rocket is now grounded from human spaceflight for the foreseeable...
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  • 'Our toehold in space is at extreme risk': Russia's rocket failure has thrown astronaut access to the International Space Station into limbo

    'Our toehold in space is at extreme risk': Russia's rocket failure has thrown astronaut access to the International Space Station into limbo

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A Soyuz rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut failed in mid-flight on Thursday.
    The two crew members had a rough descent back to Earth, but survived without any apparent injury.
    Roscosmos , Russia's space agency, is investigating the Soyuz rocket failure, but it's unknown how long this will take.
    Soyuz is the only human-rated spacecraft available to NASA , Europe, Russia, and other partners of the International Space Station - but it is now grounded indefinitely.
    SpaceX and Boeing are building new commercial ships to reach the space station, but they wouldn't help with...
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  • In Photos: Space Station Crew's Harrowing Abort Landing After Soyuz Launch Failure

    2 monthes ago - By Space

    See photos of the failed launch of the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft that was on its way to deliver two Expedition 57 crew members to the International Space Station on Oct. 11, 2018.
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  • No more taxi service to Space Station after Soyuz fiasco

    2 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    The taxi service to the orbiting International Space Station is taking no passengers until further notice.
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