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(BBC-US)   Shortly after launching on ISS mission, their Soyuz rocket booster failed; Astronaut Nick Hague and Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin currently on a ballistic re-entry course. UPDATE: Everyone reported down safe   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2018-10-11 05:03:53 AM  
This is agonizing to listen to, waiting for updates. Apparently the booster failed a few seconds after separation and the Soyuz has gone into Ballistic Descent Mode. Rescue teams are on their way (will take an hour and a half) to where they'll be landing. Godspeed gentlemen.
 
2018-10-11 05:11:10 AM  
https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2018/10​1​1/1002422-soyuz-rocket-launch/
"It is being reported that the rocket will make an emergency landing, probably in Kazakhstan, and the crew are alive and contact has been made with them.
IFAX, citing sources, reports that rescuers have seen a parachute descending with the vessel."
 
2018-10-11 05:12:38 AM  
"Went into contingency mode."  NASA-speak for HOLY SHIAT, I assume.
 
2018-10-11 05:16:09 AM  
Is there any actual way to survive "ballistic re-entry"?
 
2018-10-11 05:16:17 AM  
Do they still carry a TP-82?
 
2018-10-11 05:16:23 AM  
Ballistic Descent Mode is a pretty fancy way to say "falling out of the sky".
 
2018-10-11 05:18:17 AM  
"Been there, done that."
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/seriously, good luck, astronaut dudes
 
2018-10-11 05:18:33 AM  
Please let Sandra Bullock be on board, she'll know what to do

/but seriously, crossing everything for a safe landing
 
2018-10-11 05:18:35 AM  
A sharper angle than normal. This isn't good. The nice NASA lady just said the helicopters are in the air heading to where the capsule "was supposed to land." As agonizing as this is for us, it's nothing compared to what the NASA family is going through.
 
2018-10-11 05:19:37 AM  

Farking Clown Shoes: "Went into contingency mode."  NASA-speak for HOLY SHIAT, I assume.


Pretty much exactly. A contingency abort is "screw the mission, screw the spacecraft, do whatever to save the crew."

Odin's Other Eye: Ballistic Descent Mode is a pretty fancy way to say "falling out of the sky".


The implication is they don't have any control. They're going to land where they land.
 
2018-10-11 05:20:11 AM  
Very nice!
/I hope they make it.
//Why borat joke?
///Godspeed for those people and rescuers.
 
2018-10-11 05:20:49 AM  
SAR teams in contact with crew, they're down and alive. "In good condition" according to PAO.
 
2018-10-11 05:21:12 AM  
Sounds like they survived landing and are in contact with rescue crew.
 
2018-10-11 05:21:35 AM  
Safe landing, all is well.
 
2018-10-11 05:22:53 AM  
I wonder if roscosmos is going to blame this on us too...
 
2018-10-11 05:23:04 AM  
listening to the NASA livestream, update: search & rescue in contact with crew, the soyuz has landed and the crew is in good condition. Whew.
 
2018-10-11 05:23:05 AM  
The suck part is having to work the ISS mission knowing you've got a guy in an emergency and there's nothing you can do about it.
 
2018-10-11 05:25:00 AM  
Is Froot Loops okay?

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2018-10-11 05:25:51 AM  
I guess that answers that question. Glad they're all safe, then.
 
2018-10-11 05:26:15 AM  
They've landed and are in good condition. The capsule, however, needs airing out.
 
2018-10-11 05:26:52 AM  
Really relieved that this ended well. Apparently the booster failed shortly after lift off and they separated from it I think about 2 minutes into the flight. Very thankful they're OK.
 
2018-10-11 05:28:19 AM  
Good news.
 
2018-10-11 05:29:02 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Do they still carry a TP-82?


I wanted to ask this.

Those Soviets. They really were ready for anything.
 
2018-10-11 05:32:39 AM  
jeebus, that's farkin' scary.

Vodka and fresh underwear for all!  On the house!
 
2018-10-11 05:34:02 AM  
Nice to hear they made it back. Also; holy shiat
 
2018-10-11 05:37:38 AM  
<lifts bottle of vodak>
 
2018-10-11 05:37:55 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Odin's Other Eye: Ballistic Descent Mode is a pretty fancy way to say "falling out of the sky".


The implication is they don't have any control. They're going to land where they land.


That was kinda my point. A ballistic trajectory is what a rock has after you throw it.
 
2018-10-11 05:52:16 AM  
What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?
 
2018-10-11 05:54:25 AM  

Lady J: What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?


Cosmonauts land in Siberia and often carry emergency skii sets in case they need to move from the site or escape wolves.

Flight checklist includes "emergenskiis".
 
2018-10-11 05:55:27 AM  
In before Airplane .gif.
 
2018-10-11 05:55:43 AM  
Odin's Other Eye:
That was kinda my point. A ballistic trajectory is what a rock has after you throw it.

True, but it's "ballistic descent mode" vs. "guided descent mode" or some such, where you do have some control over where you reenter. I don't know the details on the Soyuz, but Gemini, Apollo and STS all had guided landing modes. The Shuttle, obviously, had the wings, but Gemini and Apollo had off-center mass distribution, and by rolling the spacecraft, you could change the direction it was flying. It wasn't a lot of lift, but it was enough to aim with, and given that you traveled well over 2000km between entry interface and landing, you could move the landing spot quite a bit. If you were on the corridor, you just kept rolling to average out the deflection. I'd presume the Soyuz descent module uses something similar, but in the emergency, they couldn't use it, and just had to fall and hope the chutes worked and they didn't land in a volcano or something

\ Epic suck ending to a mission.
\\ Movie of the week, right there.
\\\ They'll work a sharknado into that somehow.
 
2018-10-11 05:58:25 AM  
Big deal, it's not like these NASA guys are Rocket Scientists or something. Wait, they are?  Carry on then.
 
2018-10-11 06:00:00 AM  
Stop, Don't Panic!

It all worked out.

I guess.
 
2018-10-11 06:02:18 AM  
It kind of ruins the suspense if they're safe in the headline.
 
2018-10-11 06:02:58 AM  
I guess ... uh, I hope they drink their next cola without burping embarrassingly?
 
2018-10-11 06:03:24 AM  
Hope the bears don't eat them while waiting for the rescue team.
 
2018-10-11 06:15:11 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Do they still carry a TP-82?


Damn! Those guys were loaded for, well... Anything.
 
2018-10-11 06:15:16 AM  
Just cause this seems a relevant place, I bet if you could hear the mission control tapes they would be super calm.

I say this because I saw a clip of the Armstrong movie and Gemini 8(?) when the thrusters stuck open. The clip makes it sound like mad panic. The transcript of mission control is just the calmest thing.

I don't know my point, except these guys have balls of steel and don't get stressed in emergencies.
 
2018-10-11 06:35:35 AM  

Lady J: What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?


Nationalistic stupidity.

I really think they should treat astronaut as the English word and Cosmonaut as the Russian word much like yes is English and oui is French. But historically the practice is that American get labeled astronauts and Russians get labeled cosmonauts. And of course the Chinese got to get into the stupidity and call their people, taikonauts.  There been a few others as well.
 
2018-10-11 06:41:45 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Lady J: What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?

Nationalistic stupidity.

I really think they should treat astronaut as the English word and Cosmonaut as the Russian word much like yes is English and oui is French. But historically the practice is that American get labeled astronauts and Russians get labeled cosmonauts. And of course the Chinese got to get into the stupidity and call their people, taikonauts.  There been a few others as well.


So you're saying they're the words for the same thing, just in different languages?
 
2018-10-11 06:42:49 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Lady J: What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?

Nationalistic stupidity.

I really think they should treat astronaut as the English word and Cosmonaut as the Russian word much like yes is English and oui is French. But historically the practice is that American get labeled astronauts and Russians get labeled cosmonauts. And of course the Chinese got to get into the stupidity and call their people, taikonauts.  There been a few others as well.


I heard that Isreal is launching a rocket soon, what will they call theirs?

I would like to submit: Latkonauts
 
2018-10-11 06:44:19 AM  
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2018-10-11 06:46:30 AM  
So, does this mean the only way off for the current crew is the Soyuz with the holes drilled in it?
 
2018-10-11 06:52:41 AM  

Lady J: What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?


Cosmonauts survive launch vehicle failures.
 
2018-10-11 06:54:00 AM  
The CNN vid shows what had to be one helluva hit on landing, complete with the explosive bolts going off? Hope their seats had a lot of memory foam cushioning or they're gonna have spine issues for a while. That was at least a 15 MPH impact, maybe 20: https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/10/11/e​urope/soyuz-rocket-russia-nasa-intl/in​dex.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww-m.cnn.com​%2F2018%2F10%2F11%2Fus%2Ffive-things-o​ctober-11-trnd%2Findex.html%3Fr%3Dhttp​s%253A%252F%252Fwww.cnn.com%252F
 
2018-10-11 06:54:39 AM  
 
2018-10-11 06:54:39 AM  
Wanted for questioning?

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Glad everyone got down safe.
 
2018-10-11 06:55:55 AM  

orbister: Lady J: What's the difference between an astronaut and a cosmonaut?

Cosmonauts survive launch vehicle failures.


Just not always re-entry. Glad this wss not one of those!
 
2018-10-11 06:56:20 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Do they still carry a TP-82?


"Russia replaced the gun with the semi-automatic Makarov pistol because all the in-stock ammunition for the TP-82 had expired."
 
2018-10-11 06:57:13 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: \ Epic suck ending beginning to a mission.


FTFY
 
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