Reply to post: Re: Ballistic descent

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

ridley

Re: Ballistic descent

The 21g experienced was not the one using the escape tower it was the accident in 1975 when the upper stage fired whilst still attached to the core.

This aborted the flight but as the attitude at the time of abort was pointing earthwards the reentry was "sub optimal".

(Not to mention the 500ft cliff the almost rolled off on landing)

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