Astronaut Peggy Whitson talks about dropping down to Earth in an out-of-control Soyuz
By Gregory Mone
Posted 05.05.2008 at 9:07 am 2 Comments
Yes, it ended well, but the rough-and-tumble landing that astronauts experienced recently as a Soyuz capsule on its way back from the International Space Station missed its landing target by 300 miles sure doesn't sound like something you'd want to do twice.
For the third time in five years, a returning Soyuz spacecraft misses its mark.
By Dawn Stover
Posted 04.21.2008 at 1:53 pm 1 Comment
The three members of the 16th International Space Station crew experienced a "ballistic trajectory" while returning from the station to the steppes of Kazakhstan in their Soyuz capsule on Saturday. Translation: Their spacecraft fell to earth like a lead weight, subjecting them to double the g-forces expected.
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