Crew Safe After Soyuz Launch Abort
Crew Safe After Soyuz Launch Abort

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NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following an aborted launch of their Soyuz spacecraft. The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, October 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur) carrying American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a ballistic landing of the spacecraft. Search and rescue teams were deployed to the landing site. Hague and Ovchinin are out of the capsule and are reported to be in good condition. Note: This video is edited for length, but includes the launch, the initial report of the issue, and the confirmation that the crew landed safely.


Gøran Greggor : Glad they are safe! I watched it live and it was so could clearly hear the Russian flight control communicating with the crew, saying that a booster had failed, while the NASA TV commentator continued talking over it saying everything was nominal.

Paddy Slattery : Thank god the animation was fine and managed to remain nominal.

Elijah Waggon : Can't wait till Scott Manley makes a video explaining this more!

Casey Todd : And here I am... screaming at a Whirlpool dishwasher for not getting my plates clean...

Jears : Why does everyone thank NASA? It's Roscosmos' rocket, so you need to thank them!

Alan Alexander : Wouldn't it be nice if the space relationship between Russia and the West extended into Earthly affairs as well ?

The Exoplanets Channel : I'm glad the crew is safe !

Michael Barnett : Thank goodness! They are alive!

Upcycle Electronics : Nice to hear there was no loss of life in this ever hazardous situation. Thanks Roscosmos, and all our Russian friends for designing a backup plan for these inevitable situations. Sorry for your disappointing day and I hope for better luck next time. To many commentators here, I reply with the words of someone much smarter than myself: *"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."* -Albert Einstein (1929)

Nikki Luzader : Are you using Kerbal Space Program to run the simulation?

cybersquire : Damn. 'Ballistic Decent Mode' sounds like a whole lot of G's. Glad the crew is ok.

otakujhp : Sad the booster failed, but good job to the Roscosmos team. Obviously a great launch escape system and search and rescue team.

Marquee K : Can't believe people complaining about the 'fake' CGI. Whoever said that it was supposed to be rendered in real-time? It's just synched with the mission plan so that we know what will be going on up there.

Niven World : Thank God for not being space shuttle challenger 2.0

Lilly : So pleased they are safe.

Jesuisguillaume - zm2y611 : Glad the Russians know what they're doing with their launchers. Thanks to the hard work of the engineers at the control station and those who designed the rocket, 2 people have been saved today. Good job Russia ;)

agent otaw : Wow thanks they're safe 😲

Sami Anttila : The animation is dumb. It continues as if nothing had happened.

greg ryan : First a hole drilled in the last Soyuz spacecraft sent to ISS, now a engine failure. The first has been ruled sabotage, is someone intentionally trying to halt US and Russian cooperation in space station? We all know space travel in inherently dangerous, but the Soyuz capsules and the rockets power stack that lifts them have a terrific record of success. Now these two back to back occurrences is a little too coincidental for me. That said, these men are VERY lucky to be still alive.

Rainbow Dash : Fortunately all the crew are safe, you have made a perfect job!

Aaron Peavler/Geomodelrailroader Railroad Photography : Soyuz triggered range safety self destruct 2:39 you can tell something is wrong by the shaking of the crew and large chunks of rocket at Cross of Korolov. Also Soyuz emergency beacon has been activated along with the VOR transponder they only turn on if the crew pull the abort handle.

Mr. planet : I was very surprised when I watched it live..

velociraptor4554 : 2:38 oh girl ,if you would know...

Kevin Shipman : To be an astronaut, you have to be extremely fit & resilient, extremely intelligent, extremely practical, fully in control of emotion, have an advanced knowledge of physics & applied sciences, be able to cope with the vast & deep loneliness of space/atmospherical loss, AND, be able to keep completely cool & 100% rational/functioning while facing immanent doom. I feel slightly less upset I didn't get a shot at it ;-)

Forum Orologi in Libertà : Soyuz , security guarantee on flights.

Russian Pilot : First time since 1983 and seven's time in history.

Shlomo HaTalmid : Thankfully The Emergency Abort Procedures Functioned Properly & Both The Astronaut & Cosmonaut Returned To The Surface Safely...Yikes!

FelixCalamatus : Holy crap I'm barely seeing anything on the news about this but it has to be the first in flight abort of a manned spacecraft this century!

Hullspeed : It's not surprising the animation is a pre-rendered nominal depiction. The "real time" data also appears to be part of that pre-render. The acceleration profile continues to follow a normal staging and burning sequence - along with the expected velocity and distance measurements.

5Andysalive : On Apollo the Nasa commentator sat in Mission control and saw what was going on. Poor lady here has only a timetable of what should happen when but no info of what's actually going on.

T.A.B : As long as the crew is safe I don't see any lost, instead it's good experience to learn of it and correct any mistakes for future trips.

Lucifer : Even with lunch failure the crew still safely landed back to earth. Sojus is a beast.

LohnS : Phew, glad they are ok. This is rocket science! All the best with the future projects!

filipe brandao : Wow! Safety is indeed mandatory in this operations. I'm glad they're fine.

Kaique Marcelo Siqueira : Meu sonho é um dia ser um astronauta . mesmo parecendo impossível ainda tenho esperança.

Game Tv : Thank God! that they are alive! The main thing is))

Peter ohne Nachname : Holy cow I missed this

Larry Whittington : Upon returning safe we still learn this way a great example of safe space exploration due to back up plans. Relieved 😌 I applaud 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🙂👍 A sigh of saying one way. Hurray very clever Sincerely & Godspeed From: LarryWhittington 🤷‍♂️

Alexander Belov : The problems started to develop at 3:21 of the video. Abort procedure is following 10 seconds later when animation shows 165 seconds of the launch. 4:11 (commander) "by my feelings we are at zero gravity" - they are in free fall, ballistic trajectory.

Slyde InfinitySpinCasts : Ya, Its joyeous even a failed launch is useful for the MS series. Not a doomsday device ,I was worried about them when it broke. Baikonur to where ,and very steep sure, Ein Lage Abstammung hmmm yes YELA.

Dragos Panescu : Thanks God both astronauts are alive and well...

Angel : Thanks for the video.

MArDeN PeRes : Tks God they are ok!!!! You are the best!!

what's up : What's with the animation? The friggin capsule jettesoned.

Detective Risdun : no footage?

Michael Baumgart : Thank goodness, the crew is safe and unharmed!

Chad C : Good job commander way to bring everyone home safe.

Yora : Is this the shortest stay in space of all time? They made it well past 100km.

mlasko74 : Close to 7 g force felt on re entry😱