Russia's rocket failure could leave the ISS without a crew (page 4)

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 future. That means NASA may not be able to send astronauts to the station for a while, which could eventually leave the ISS without a crew. “‘I hope they... Continue reading…

Russia's rocket failure could leave the ISS without a crew

Space A lot on the ISS depends on the Soyuz. Here's what Thursday's Soyuz launch failure could mean for operations on the International Space Station.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Popular Science

In Photos: Space Station Crew's Harrowing Abort Landing After Soyuz Launch Failure

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.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from

Soyuz Crew Performs Ballistic Reentry After Booster Fails During Launch

The two crew members, astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, made it back to the surface safe and sound. However, this could be a problem for the current ISS crew. The post Soyuz ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Extremetech

Watch NASA Discuss Today's Astronaut Launch Failure at Noon ET

NASA is holding a press conference to discuss what happened during today's astronaut launch failure and what to expect next, here's how to watch.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from

Rocket launch malfunction forces astronauts to return to Earth

American Nick Hague and Russian Aleksey Ovchinin were forced to return to Earth and landed in Kazakhstan when the booster malfunctioned during launch on their Soyuz rocket.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Daily Mail

Here's What Today's Soyuz Launch Failure Means for Space Station Astronauts

The three astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station were supposed to welcome two new roommates today; here's what will happen instead.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when their rocket failed ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Reuters

NASA Administrator Promises Investigation into Astronauts' Emergency Landing After Soyuz Failure

In a statement released about two hours after the astronauts conducted an emergency landing, the NASA administrator stressed the importance of crew safety.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from


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