Friday, October 19, 2018

NASA's Space to Ground: "A Successful Failure"


Week of October 19, 2018: NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station.

Three Expedition 57 crew members are staying busy aboard the International Space Station after the climb to orbit of two crewmates was aborted last Thursday morning, October 11. American Nick Hague and Russian Alexey Ovchinin made an emergency landing shortly after launch, but are in excellent shape. The trio in orbit is continuing science and maintenance aboard the orbital laboratory.

NASA astronaut Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Ovchinin are safe and returned to Moscow with mission officials after their aborted mission. The Soyuz MS-10 rocket booster experienced a failure about two minutes after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Investigations into the cause of the failure are beginning, and the space station international partner agencies are evaluating what changes to the station’s operating plan will need to be adopted.

The three humans still orbiting Earth are safe with plenty of supplies and work to do on orbit.

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Duration: 2 minutes
Release Date: October 19, 2018

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