Traveling into space is a dangerous journey when astronauts suffer the same fate as their spaceships.
Challenger ship disaster
The Challenger disaster is one of the greatest tragedies in the history of aerospace. This incident happened in January 1986 with 7 astronauts on board.
Just 1 minute after the spacecraft departed, a part had a technical error and fire spread throughout the spacecraft.
Challenger space shuttle exploded and all seven members were killed. NASA’s shuttle program was subsequently halted.
Apollo 12 disaster
Apollo 12 also had problems when during launch, the missile was hit by two lightning bolts.
However, this incident did not cause a tragedy because astronauts including Charles Conrad, Alan L. Bean and Richard F. Gordon were still able to set foot on the Moon and take extremely impressive pictures. .
Columbia space tragedy
The Columbia space tragedy occurred in 2003 and what happened in this incident appears to be a repeat of the Challenger disaster 17 years earlier.
Upon entering Earth’s atmosphere after completing the mission, an unfortunate technical error occurred that caused space shuttle Columbia to explode.
Unfortunate incidents of space travel
Upon entering Earth’s atmosphere after completing the mission, an unfortunate technical failure occurred that caused space shuttle Columbia to explode and all 7 crew members died.
The fate of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft
The fate of the Soyuz 11 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. The Soyuz was intended to return to Earth but that did not happen.
After operating on the Salyut 1 space station for three weeks, the Soyuz planned to return to Earth, but that did not happen.
An exhaust valve in the cabin unfortunately opened and all three astronauts were killed.
Space mission Apollo-Soyuz
In 1975, for the first time, the United States and the Soviet Union collaborated on a space mission called Apollo-Soyuz.
This mission has been extremely successful with many historic moments, such as the famous handshake between US commander Thomas P. Safford and Soviet commander Alexey Leonov.
However, on the journey back to Earth, a toxic gas leak occurred in the American Apollo cabin, causing 3 astronauts to have health problems but then they were taken to the hospital in time and recovered. for a few weeks.
Vladimir Komarov is the first astronaut to enter space for the second time. However, his second journey aboard the Soyuz 1 spacecraft ended in a disaster.
Soyuz 1 sailed in April 1967 and Komarov intended to land on the surface of the Moon. Komarov’s death is the first in human space travel.
However, the spacecraft had some technical problems and the Komarov astronaut attempted to return to Earth, but the spacecraft’s parachute system was not working. Komarov’s death is the first in human space travel.
The second American space travel took place in July 1961 with Virgil I. Grissom as the only astronaut on the mission. This mission was successfully carried out but when the spacecraft landed at sea, the door was ejected and water flooded the spacecraft.
Thanks to a helicopter of the US Navy timely rescue that astronaut Grissom has escaped.