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.