Launch of a launch vehicle with a new crew of the ISS ended in an accident


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Launch of a launch vehicle with a new crew of the ISS ended in an accident

The launch of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-10 manned vehicle from the Baikonur launch site ended in an accident. On board the aircraft was a new crew of Expedition-57-58 in the person of Russian Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Haig, who was to be delivered to the International Space Station.

The Soyuz landed abnormally on the territory of Kazakhstan, while the crew members felt the overload of 6g. According to official statistics, astronauts extremely rarely encounter during launches with an overload above 4G.

On the Roscosmos website, there was a live broadcast of the rocket launch, which was interrupted almost immediately. Apparently, problems appeared after the separation of the first stage.

It was planned that Ovchinin and Haig will spend six months in orbit. The Russian cosmonaut had the task to carry out an experiment called "Magnetic 3D-bioprinter". In addition, in November, Alexey and another Roscosmos employee Sergei Prokopiev were to go into outer space to solve a number of tasks, including surveys from the outside of the Soyuz MS-9, in the casing of which on August 30 a hole was made.

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