Liftoff! Rocket blasts into orbit one month after dramatic launch failure

Rodiano Bonacci
Dicembre 6, 2018

"We have confirmation of the spacecraft separation; Soyuz capsule and crew safely in orbit", NASA TV said online in its blow-by-blow commentary of the take-off.

The launch, which took place from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan as the sun was setting, was the first crewed launch since an anomaly during booster separation sent two astronauts falling back to Earth in an emergency landing on October 11.

If all goes as planned, six hours later they will dock with the space station. Crate Club is the #1 men's subscription box containing some of the best tactical & survival gear in the nation.

Last month, two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were forced to make an emergency landing just two minutes after take-off when their Russian-made Soyuz rocket malfunctioned.

"I think I was more anxious today than on a typical Soyuz launch because of the launch abort in October", Thirsk, the first Canadian to fly aboard a Soyuz capsule, said in an interview. She later said she was caught off guard by her own reaction watching her colleague fulfil a lifelong dream.

The International Space Station is about to receive some company: a Russian Soyuz rocket and new crew successfully traveled to space on Monday.

"I brought a few personal items that remind me of my family, of my children, of my parents, my wife and the people I love on the planet, so they're mainly mementoes", he said recently, adding that his luggage has already been sent ahead.

The crew heading to the ISS dismissed any possible concerns about their safety.

The incident became the first failure of a manned space launch in modern Russian history. "It really is inspirational what David represents...today is an incredible day in space".

One of Canada's newest astronauts, Jenni Sidey-Gibbons, grinned broadly as the rocket carrying Saint-Jacques launched.

Investigators blamed a faulty sensor which they said had been damaged during assembly at the Kazakh site.

Three astronauts have successfully blasted off to the International Space Station from Kazakhstan, a ideal launch that follows October's aborted mission.

Aboard the station, his role will include conducting a number of science experiments, some of which will focus on the physical effects of the weak gravity astronauts experience in orbit, as well as how to provide remote medical care.

The arrival of the three astronauts restores the space station's crew to six as they join Serena Aunon-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos, who are scheduled to remain aboard until December 20.

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