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Space crew survives plunge to Earth after Russian rocket fails

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Awesome response to secure the two. Glad everyone is safe.

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I echo glad they're safe. Excellent back up engineering plus excellent job by the rescue crews.

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"U.S. astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm"

Excellent. But another reminder that space travel still involves what amounts to sitting atop a Roman candle.

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That was a close call. The astronauts faced 6-7 Gs tumbling in the upper atmosphere before falling down to earth like a rock

The Soyuz has been reliable workhorse. Still, it may just be showing its age

While this is investigated for months, unfortunately for the astronauts in the space station, they'd have no choice but to stay there until the investigation is finished and problems corrected

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