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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:31 AM

2 astronauts flip death the middle finger, with both hands... and get away with it

Man, I really hope they eventually release the flight data from this. It really would be interesting to see the curve on the deceleration. Sounds like the second stage just didn't light or something. Poor bastards... they surely got their asses kicked inside that can... it's amazing they lived through it and the thing didn't tear itself apart at these speeds.

Miracle escape for Space Station astronauts as rocket fails mid-launch: Two spacemen hurtle back to Earth in harrowing 7G 'ballistic re-entry' and survive

The secondary booster rockets on the Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft failed just after it launched Thursday
American Nick Hague and Russian Aleksey Ovchinin were forced to carry out a 'ballistic re-entry' to get back
The two-strong crew landed safely at a site in Kazakhstan hundreds of miles away from the initial launch site
Video footage from the launch shows the pair being shaken around as the engine malfunctioned in mid-flight
After the incident Russia announced Soyuz flights to the International Space Station would be suspended
By GEORGE MARTIN FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 05:04 EDT, 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:41 EDT, 11 October 2018

Two astronauts are alive after dramatically aborting their voyage to the International Space Station when their Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned while it carried them into orbit at 4,970mph.

American Nick Hague and Russian Aleksey Ovchinin were forced to abort their mission on the cusp of space, at an altitude of approximately 50km (164,000ft).

They landed safely in Kazakhstan after a ‘ballistic re-entry’, during which they experienced forces of up to 7G.

Video footage from the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome shows a large plume of smoke coming from the rocket at the moment it failed and footage from inside the capsule shows the two astronauts being violently shaken about.

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Reply 2 astronauts flip death the middle finger, with both hands... and get away with it (Original post)
MumblyPeg Oct 11 OP
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Frankenvoter Oct 11 #2
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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:15 AM

1. They must of had an angel on their shoulders to survive that. eom

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Response to MumblyPeg (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:37 AM

2. Could be sabotage, the Soyuz is a reliable craft

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/american-russian-alive-after-soyuz-rocket-headed-to-space-station-fails-on-launch/ar-BBOe9X8?ocid=chromentp

Quote: The rare failed launch of the Soyuz rocket is the latest and most grave problem to beset U.S.-Russian cooperation in space. Last month, an oxygen leak was found in the International Space Station that Rogozin said was caused deliberately. Its cause still hasn’t been determined. E/Q

Who cut the oxygen line in the space station? Sounds like theres some shenanigans going on at 300,000 feet.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 03:17 PM

4. Because of these hole drilled into the ISS, this thought immediately came to mind.

Thank God the system abort functioned as designed!

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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:44 AM

3. Incredible

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