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You've got a dodgy rocket guv.....

Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They should have used the engine from my old Metro

    At least that was reliable.

    Amazing story though isn't it ?
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  3. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    At least they survived and were unharmed.
  4. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Wow!! Terrifying!! :eek:
  5. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    It’s a dangerous business. Well done to all involved in getting them back safely.
  6. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    The R7 booster has had problems with stage separation before, most notably in 1975, when a similar abort situation occurred. Fortunately, as now, the crew were recovered safely. The only other time a crewed R7 has failed to takes it crew into orbit was a fire on the launch pad, in 1983: the escape system took cosmonauts to safety. The R7 was put into service in 1957, and orbited the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik. Various versions of it have proved a very reliable launch vehicle, over the past sixty years.

    The Soyuz has been around for fifty years. Like the Space Shuttle, two flights (Soyuz 1 and 11, in 1967 and 1971, respectively) have ended in fatalities for their crews. Overall though, the Soyuz has proved a very reliable, and relatively inexpensive way of getting into orbit.

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