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Russia to launch Soyuz rocket again, just days after catastrophic failed mission

The Independent - Wed 17 Oct 18

Initial tests will carry a military satellite to space

NASA official: Tense moments but calm crew in aborted launch

Phys.org - Fri 12 Oct 18

NASA's chief heard one reassuring sound over the radio link after the aborted launch of a Soyuz capsule with an American and a Russian aboard.

US, Russian crew in Russian space center after failed launch

Phys.org - Fri 12 Oct 18

A U.S. astronaut and his Russian crewmate arrived Friday at the Russian space center for medical checks following a failed launch that led to an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

Getting Back to the Space Station

IEEE Spectrum - Thu 11 Oct 18

After an aborted Soyuz mission to the International Space Station, how long it will take to resume flights there? Will NASA's Commercial Crew program have to come to the rescue?

Soyuz Rocket Failure: What Went Wrong, and What Happens Next

Discover Magazine - Thu 11 Oct 18

Launch Failure Two astronauts made an emergency landing this morning in Kazakhstan after a Russian Soyuz rocket failed while launching them to the International Space Station. According to ...

Soyuz rocket failure: What went wrong, and what happens next, Astronomy.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

No more taxi service to Space Station after Soyuz fiasco

Phys.org - Thu 11 Oct 18

The taxi service to the orbiting International Space Station is taking no passengers until further notice.

No more taxi service to Space Station after Soyuz fiasco, SpaceDaily - Thu 11 Oct 18

The Good News Buried in Thursday’s Soyuz Rocket Failure

TIME - Thu 11 Oct 18

Both crew members lived to launch another day, a testament to the Soyuz' safety systems

Soyuz crash could kill the ISS and set space flight back decades

Newscientist - Thu 11 Oct 18

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has crash landed after an attempted launch to the International Space Station, which may throw a wrench in space flight plans

'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool

Phys.org - Thu 11 Oct 18

Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin retained an enviable sang-froid Thursday as he realised while travelling at thousands of miles an hour that his spacecraft would have to make an emergency ...

Russia's history of aborted manned space launches

Phys.org - Thu 11 Oct 18

The aborted launch of a Soyuz rocket with US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin on Thursday was the first such accident in the history of manned launches in modern Russia.

Aborted launch of Soyuz spacecraft: what we know

Phys.org - Thu 11 Oct 18

A Soyuz space rocket carrying a NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut suffered an engine problem and the crew had to make an emergency landing minutes after lift-off on Thursday.

Astronauts make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket malfunctions

Newscientist - Thu 11 Oct 18

A rocket carrying two people to the International Space Station has just made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after a booster malfunctioned  

U.S. and Russian Astronauts Blast Off to the International Space Station

TIME - Thu 11 Oct 18

A duo of astronauts from the U.S. and Russia has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

BBC News - Thu 11 Oct 18

Astronauts are to make an emergency landing after their rocket malfunctioned on lift-off to the space station.

US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing

Phys.org - Thu 11 Oct 18

Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are making an emergency landing after a Russian booster rocket carrying them into orbit to the International Space Station has failed after launch.

NASA astronaut recalls 'wild ride' after aborted Russian rocket launch

USA today - Wed 17 Oct 18

Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were not hurt during the failed launch to the International Space Station by a Russian rocket.        

Eyewitness Observer of Dramatic Soyuz Launch Abort Describes What He Saw

SPACE.com - Sun 14 Oct 18

An eyewitness at the aborted Soyuz launch yesterday (Oct. 11) to the International Space Station saw an odd smoke trail emerging from the rocket as the crewmembers’ craft separated to make ...

Russian rocket failure could leave International Space Station without crew

USA today - Fri 12 Oct 18

If the cause of the aborted launch isn't solved quickly, a new crew might not be able to launch before the current crew must return home.        

Soyuz Space Crew Launch Failure 2018: Full Coverage

SPACE.com - Fri 12 Oct 18

On Oct. 11, 2018, a Russian Soyuz rocket failed during the launch of two astronauts toward the International Space Station. Read all about the incident and its aftermath here.

Soyuz rocket failure: Booster separation was to blame for botched launch, Russia says

FOXNews - Fri 12 Oct 18

Russia says that a problem with the separation of first and second stage booster rockets was to blame for Thursday’s failed Soyuz launch.

Empty Space Station? NASA prepares for the worst (but hopes for the best) after Soyuz abort

FOXNews - Fri 12 Oct 18

A few months from now, the International Space Station (ISS) could be unoccupied for the first time in nearly two decades.

American and Russian astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz launch

ZME Science - Fri 12 Oct 18

The incident adds more strain to already tense relations between the US and Russian space programs.

Astronauts will go BACK into orbit after mid-air rocket failure

Daily Mail - Fri 12 Oct 18

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague will provisionally travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year.

Russia plans to go ahead with manned space flight in December - TASS

Reuters - Fri 12 Oct 18

Russia still plans to go ahead as planned with its next manned flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in December despite a rocket failure this week, TASS news agency cited a Russian ...

Here's What the Failed Soyuz Rocket Launch Looked Like to an Astronaut in Space

SPACE.com - Fri 12 Oct 18

Current International Space Station Cmdr. Alexander Gerst expected to be welcoming two additional crewmembers to the orbiting laboratory today (Oct. 11) — but instead, he found himself photographing ...

Astronaut, Cosmonaut ‘In Good Condition’ After Emergency Landing

Geek.com - Fri 12 Oct 18

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are “resting comfortably” after making an emergency landing of their launch capsule. A Soyuz spacecraft carrying ...

No more taxi service to Space Station after Soyuz fiasco

Daily Mail - Thu 11 Oct 18

NASA says it's dusting off its plans for flying the International Space Station without a crew after the aborted launch of a Russian rocket taking two astronauts toward the station. ...

Astronaut, Cosmonaut in 'Good Health' After Surviving Soyuz Rocket Launch Failure

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

After suffering a launch failure on their way to the International Space Station today (Oct. 11), two Expedition 57 crewmembers have returned to Earth and are in "good health," NASA officials ...

A Russian Soyuz Rocket Launch Failed, But Its Abort Safety System Saved Lives

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

Rocket science is always a risky business, which is why crewed capsules and the rockets that launch them carry a variety of systems built in to ensure the safety of those aboard, as the world ...

On Thursday a rocket failed. Three humans remain on the ISS. What’s next?

Ars Technica - Thu 11 Oct 18

NASA officials seemed pretty chill at today's news conference.

Astronauts land safely after Soyuz launch fails at 20 miles up

TechCrunch - Thu 11 Oct 18

A fault in a Soyuz rocket booster has resulted in an aborted crew mission to the International Space Station, but fortunately no loss of life. The astronauts in the capsule, Nick Hague (US) ...

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

Popular Science - Thu 11 Oct 18

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.

Today’s failed Soyuz launch complicates the future of the International Space Station

The Verge - Thu 11 Oct 18

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 ...

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

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

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.

Soyuz Crew Performs Ballistic Reentry After Booster Fails During Launch

Extremetech - Thu 11 Oct 18

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 ...

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

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

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.

Rocket launch malfunction forces astronauts to return to Earth

Daily Mail - Thu 11 Oct 18

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.

US, Russian astronauts make dangerous ballistic re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere after rocket fails

FOXNews - Thu 11 Oct 18

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin made a dramatic escape after their Soyuz booster rocket failed just two minutes after launch Thursday. 

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

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

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

Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

Reuters - Thu 11 Oct 18

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 ...

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

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

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

Russian space rocket fails in mid-air, two-man U.S.-Russian crew lands safely

Reuters Science - Thu 11 Oct 18

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft taking them to the orbiting International Space Station had to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when a rocket failed ...

Astronaut and Cosmonaut Survive 'Ballistic' Fall to Earth After Failed Soyuz Launch

Livescience - Thu 11 Oct 18

Sometime after 4:40 am Eastern, something went wrong with a rocket booster carrying two people to the International Space Station.

Russia hopes USA will be understanding about "Soyuz" incident - Ifax

Reuters Science - Thu 11 Oct 18

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov said on Thursday he hoped the United States would be understanding about a malfunction that occurred during a launch of the "Soyuz" spacecraft.

American and Russian headed to the space station are safe after emergency landing

L.A. Times - Thu 11 Oct 18

Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International ...

Crew of 'Soyuz' spacecraft establish contact after failed launch: agencies

Reuters - Thu 11 Oct 18

Contact has been established with crew members of the Russian "Soyuz" spacecraft after it made an emergency landing following a failure of its booster rockets, Russian news agencies reported ...

Soyuz spacecraft launch fails, astronauts set for emergency landing

Engadget - Thu 11 Oct 18

Astronauts Nick Hague of NASA and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are reportedly safe after making an emergency landing following the failure of Soyuz spacecraft booster. After what looked ...

Astronauts make emergency landing after Russian Soyuz launch experiences failure

The Verge - Thu 11 Oct 18

A NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut had to make an emergency landing on Earth this morning, after the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying them into orbit experienced a failure during ...

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe

Reuters - Thu 11 Oct 18

A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and U.S. astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency ...

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

SPACE.com - Thu 11 Oct 18

Aleksey Ovchinin and Nick Hague were scheduled to launch to the International Space Station on Oct. 11, 2018.

Russia Space Agency: Astronauts Will Likely Fly in Spring

Voice of America - Fri 12 Oct 18

The head of Russia’s space agency said Friday that two astronauts who survived the midair failure of a Russian rocket would fly again and would provisionally travel to the International Space ...

US-Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Rocket Problem

Voice of America - Thu 11 Oct 18

A U.S. astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut made an emergency return to earth Thursday shortly after launching on what was supposed to be a mission to the International Space Station. Rescuers ...

Soyuz Rocket Failure Jeopardizes Future ISS Missions

Wired Science - Thu 11 Oct 18

The spacecraft’s failure minutes after launch—the second mishap in recent months—raises questions about how people will travel to and from the space station.

Watch the Soyuz MS-10 rocket launch failure

Fastcompany Tech - Thu 11 Oct 18

This morning, an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut had to perform an emergency landing after a failed rocket launch. This morning, the Soyuz MS-10 rocket–carrying an American ...

Soyuz makes emergency landing following booster failure

The Engineer - Thu 11 Oct 18

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft has safely landed in Kazakhstan following a mid-air failure of its booster rockets while heading for the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and ...

A fraying spaceflight infrastructure

The Space Review - Tue 16 Oct 18

Last week's Soyuz failure has implications for the future of the International Space Station, the commercial crew program, and international cooperation in space in general. It also, Jeff Foust ...

Crew of Soyuz MS-10 lands in Kazakhstan after launch failure

SpaceDaily - Thu 11 Oct 18

Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 11, 2018 A Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft atop a Soyuz FG rocket manned by a team of two cosmonauts was set to deliver a team to the International Space Station (ISS). The ...