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Russian rocket goes BOOM again – this time with a crew on it

Norman Nescio Silver badge

Ballistic descent

Ballistic descent from the point of failed a failed booster separation has happened before - in 1975:

Soyuz 7K-T No.39 (aka Soyuz 18a).

There's another write-up here: America Space:'Creeping and Unpleasant': The Near-Space Experience of Soyuz 18A

That hit more than 21G. The astro/cosmonauts train in a centrifuge up to 8G. I've no idea what G-force this one hit, but hopefully survivable without permanent injury preventing them from taking part in later missions.


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