Monday, January 15, 2007

Jan. 15, 1969: White-Knuckle Ride

Here's a good read about a Soyuz mission gone awry.,72465-0.html?tw=wn_index_6

I especially like this part:

The craft reentering the atmosphere was much larger than it should have been and as aerobraking began it sought the most aerodynamically stable position possible. Unfortunately for Volynov, that position was nose forward into the air stream, leaving only the light metal entry hatch between him and certain death.