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