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Soyuz MS-10

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The launch of Expedition 57 where MS-10 was inside of

Soyuz MS-10 was a manned Soyuz spaceflight which aborted shortly after launch on 11 October 2018 in Russia. The mission lasted roughly 30 minutes before being aborted.[1]

MS-10 was the 139th flight of a Soyuz spacecraft. It was planned to transport two members of the Expedition 57 crew to the International Space Station. A few minutes after liftoff, the craft went into contingency abort due to a booster failure and had to return to Earth. Both crew members, Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, were recovered alive in good health.[2]

The MS-10 flight abort was the first instance of a manned booster accident at high altitude in 43 years, since Soyuz 18a similarly failed to achieve orbit in April 1975.[3]

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  1. Chow, Denise (October 11, 2018). "Soyuz astronauts' emergency descent was a harrowing, high-G ordeal". NBC News.
  2. Garcia, Mark (11 October 2018). "Crew in Good Condition After Booster Failure". NASA Space Station. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. Harwood, William (11 October 2018). "Soyuz crew lands safely after emergency launch abort". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 12 October 2018.