AFTER SOYUZ ACCIDENT, NASA WEIGHS JANUARY AS DEADLINE FOR BRINGING STATION CREW HOME

NASA and its space station partners face a conundrum of timing after Thursday’s Soyuz rocket accident, which miraculously left the crew of a cosmonaut and an astronaut in shape to walk away and hug loved ones.

Their capsule, which smacked into the Kazakhstan desert, was supposed to dock at the station to deliver crew members and serve as the orbiting lab’s next emergency escape capsule. These capsules must be rotated because their propellant decomposes. Full story by Tom Risen online at Aerospace America.

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