The unfortunate incidents of space travel in history

Traveling into space is a dangerous journey when astronauts suffer the same fate with their spacecraft.

Traveling into space is a dangerous journey when astronauts suffer the same fate with their spacecraft.

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The Challenger disaster is one of the biggest tragedies in aerospace history.This incident occurred in January 1986 with 7 astronauts on board.

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Just one minute after the spacecraft's departure, a part of it encountered technical errors and flames spread throughout the spacecraft.

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Space shuttle Challenger exploded and all seven members were killed.The NASA space shuttle program was subsequently suspended.

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Apollo 12 also encountered a problem when during launch, this rocket was hit by 2 lightning strikes.

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However, this incident did not cause a tragedy because then astronauts including Charles Conrad, Alan L. Bean and Richard F. Gordon could still set foot on the Moon and take extremely impressive photos. .

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The Columbia space tragedy happened in 2003, and what happened in this incident seemed to be a repeat of the Challenger disaster 17 years earlier.

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Upon entering the Earth's atmosphere after completing the mission, an unfortunate technical error caused the space shuttle Columbia to explode and all 7 crew members killed.

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The fate of the Soyuz spacecraft is a tragedy in the Soviet space program.The spacecraft was launched in 1971 with astronauts including Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev.

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After operating for three years on the Salyut space station, the Soyuz was intended to return to Earth, but that did not happen.

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An exhaust valve in the cabin unfortunately opened and all three astronauts were killed.

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In 1975, for the first time, the United States and the Soviet Union worked together on a space mission called Apollo-Soyuz .

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This mission was extremely successful with many historical moments, such as the famous handshake between American commander Thomas P. Safford and Soviet commander Alexey Leonov.

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However, on the journey back to Earth, a gas leak occurred in the US cabin of Apollo, causing three astronauts to have health problems but then they were taken to the hospital in time and recovered. Dress for a few weeks.

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Vladimir Komarov was the first astronaut to go into space for the second time. However, his second journey aboard the Soyuz 1 spacecraft ended in a disaster.

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Soyuz 1 sailed in April 1967 and Komarov intended to set foot on the lunar surface.

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However, the spacecraft had some technical problems and the Komarov astronaut was about to return to Earth, but the spacecraft's system didn't work.Komarov's death was the first death on a human's space journey.

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The second American space travel took place in July 1961 with Virgil I. Grissom as the only astronaut to perform the mission.This mission was successfully carried out but when the spacecraft landed at sea, the ship's door was flung open and water flooded the spacecraft.

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Thanks to a helicopter of the US Navy timely rescue that astronaut Grissom has escaped.

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