Rocket failure forces emergency landing by joint American-Russian crew


#21

Director Fritz Lang later said that he should have patented the countdown.


#22

It’ll happen if your separatrons are too far off the centre of mass of the boosters. It’ll introduce a rotation.


#23

If you can’t be bothered with Sepratrons, there’s always the centrifugal separation trick. Just set the rocket spinning on the longitudinal axis immediately prior to staging…


#24

Real good thing that the emergency system of the space ship worked like a charm.
Still the Soyus us one of the safest and most reliable systems out there. There was just one fatal accident in over 50 years.


#25

It’s also the motto of the RAF.


#26

2jybw5


#27

According to Event Horizon, the ship you attempt to salvage may also attempt to salvage you; so exercise caution even in the full-rights case.


#28

I’m glad that everyone made it out, that’s a pretty good outcome for unscheduled suborbital disassembly.

That said, I have to imagine that Roscosmos has to be getting a little jumpy about their recent incidents. If you find yourself no longer able to get reliablity out of the Soyuz, despite it being a mature design with an enviable record on that score, you really have to consider deep organizational problems as a likely factor.


#29

Yeah if you want scary, try an abort like this in a space shuttle. We know how that ended. The orbiter disintegrated along with its boosters, instead of flying out of the disaster and landing.


#30

Really? Learned something new.


#31

The Soyuz is the most reliable lunch vehicle ever created but space travel is still very risky. Play the odds long enough…


#32

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