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    Default Soyuz booster failure

    The Soyuz has been quite reliable so this is a surprise.

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/soyuz-r...istic-descent/
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    Default Re: Soyuz booster failure

    ballistic descent!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Soyuz booster failure

    It appears no one got hurt thank goodness.

    Live coverage

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    Default Re: Soyuz booster failure

    Ballistic landing !?!?!?! Huh. More like crash.

    They had thought about it. The Soyuz is stabile in free fall and the accommodation is designed to let the crew survive the 8G impact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    Ballistic landing !?!?!?! Huh. More like crash.
    it means the capsule didn't going through re-entry

    kinda like a giant mortar shot. . .
    the zero gravity that they felt was probably due to the apogee of their trajectory
    funny that they landed in the town where the recovery crew for a normal tundra landing are based, how convenient
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Soyuz booster failure

    Amazing. My spaceship blew up but we are ok....

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    It seems they are very lucky indeed.
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    What happened?

    Is no deal. Engine broken. We fall.

    Fall?

    Yes. Fall. Is tough. No problem. We fall, flip over, put on new motor, go back space in four hour. Russian! Tough!

    Peace,
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    there will be a bounce at the end, no. . . seriously. . . the russian capsule bounces
    Quote Originally Posted by amish rob View Post
    What happened?

    Is no deal. Engine broken. We fall.

    Fall?

    Yes. Fall. Is tough. No problem. We fall, flip over, put on new motor, go back space in four hour. Russian! Tough!

    Peace,
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    there will be a bounce at the end, no. . . seriously. . . the russian capsule bounces
    Hopefully. They do land on land, after all.

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    Default Re: Soyuz booster failure


    Hope the voyage is a long one.
    May there be many a summer morning when,
    with what pleasure, what joy,
    you come into harbors seen for the first time...

    Ithaka, by Cavafy
    (Keeley - Sherrard translation)

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