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

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Re: Ballistic descent

The g-forces were so high in the second one because it was a pad fire, and they used the escape tower. Which has to accelerate quickly to stand a chance of getting away from the potential massive explosion.

Abort to balistic landing, by separating from a failing rocket, is likely to be a bit less violent - assuming the separation works well.

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