Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Space Dangers: Outer Space Perils, Rocket Risks and the Health Consequences of the Space Environment

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Natural elements and cosmic phenomena in space, such as asteroids, comets, meteors, black holes and super bubbles pose a threat to the planet Earth and spacefarers in the near-Earth environment. ...
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In-Flight & Landing Accidents

Pp. 163-177 (15)

Dirk C. Gibson


Space transportation involves three very different, mutually-exclusive types of space activity; take-off, spaceflight travel, and landing. Take-offs were the subject of the last chapter, and spaceflight and landings were discussed in this chapter. Ten incidents and accidents were documented during spaceflight, while seven cases of bad reentry and landing were documented. American, Chinese and Soviet accidents and incidents were documented.


Astronauts, Black Armadillo, CBS Evening News, Chang’e 1, escape rockets, Federal Space Agency, hydrogen peroxide, Kashgar, Kosmos 2251 Series Satellite, landing, methanol, monopropellant, propellant, Qingdao, reentry, solar wing, Soyuz 18, U.S. Strategic Command, Wall St. Journal.


The University of New Mexico USA.