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Soyuz Rocket Launch Failure Forces Emergency Landing for US-Russian Space Station Crew

MORE Partner Series A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a new U.S.-Russian crew to the International Space Station failed during its ascent Thursday (Oct. 11), sending its crew capsule falling back toward Earth in a ballistic re-entry, NASA officials said. A search-and-rescue team has reached the landing site, both crewmembers are in good condition and have left the Soyuz capsule as of 6:10 a.m. EDT, NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean said during live television commentary. Russian space agency Roscosmos… ( More...

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Rob Anthony 3
Just another critical reason America needs to get our Space agency up and running and leading the world again.
Cansojr 1
This reason is critical to keep an eye on the Russians or Chinese space program. This in and of itself is essential for national security. Like everyone else space programs are a measurement of the dependability of national science and aeronautical engineering programs with the fastest computers. Again we are seeing a clear. Finally, people committed crimes against its own citizens. America Will increase its privacy. Incidentally, it is time to go home and leave the fire trucks.
Ric Wernicke 1
Talk to the Democrats. They feel space travel is not as important as buying votes with public money.

It will be expensive to get started again. Last week I had a bird's eye view of Downey where the Apollo, Spacelab, and Shuttles were built. That campus has turned into hospitals, shopping centers, and movie studios.

Many of the small shops in the area that made space parts are gone or in other lines of business.
bentwing60 2
Kinda nice that behind the scenes, real people are quietly doin their jobs and planning for contingencies, as this is a spectacular example of, and two lives go on! What a ride!
Ric Wernicke 2
I understand Moscow has started a criminal investigation into the ill fated launch. They are looking to see if any protocols were broken in the manufacturing and launch process.

It is a sad day if true. Manned spaceflight requires the utmost honesty from all involved.
Colin Seftel 1
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