Russia Released Footage of Terrifying Soyuz Failure that Led to Emergency Landing

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The failed Soyuz rocket launch last month reminded the world that even the slightest misstep could lead to potentially deadly consequences. Russian space agency Roscosmos finally released footage of what grounded a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut. 

Пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-ФГ» с пилотируемым кораблем #СоюзМС10. Видео с бортовых камер

— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) November 1, 2018

The Soyuz’s multistage rocket structure normally has all four boosters falling away in perfect symmetry. However, one of the boosters remains dangling and causes the rocket to spin. 

The astronauts explained there was shaking within the rocket, followed shortly by alarms inside the capsule. An emergency light came on. The pair’s new mission at that point was to get back home safely. 


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