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Russian Space Cargo Ship Crash Blamed on Soyuz Rocket – Space.com

May 15, 2015

A preliminary investigation has revealed that the Progress 59 freighter’s issues stemmed from a too-early separation of the Soyuz’s third stage, officials with Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency, announced Tuesday (May 12).

Source: www.space.com

Recent launch failure blamed on the same Soyuz spacecraft that launches cosmonauts to the space station. I’d have second thoughts about taking that ride right now. It appears that Sarah Brightman may feel the same way about it. Shouldn’t we be ACCELERATING the commercial crew program rather than reducing its funding?

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