posted on Oct, 13 2018 @ 10:02 AM
a reply to: wildespace
As I noted earlier, aborted launches seldom go well. They were fantastically
lucky to survive!
Too many things can go wrong, things are moving at extremely high velocities and forces are extreme. Even the slightest aerodynamic anomaly or
orientation issue can exert incredible forces on things which aren't designed to endure, including the human occupants. I've been waiting to see if
an interview would come out with the American on-board. I'm sure they got slammed around HARD! I saw one report which said their entire "ballistic
descent" subjected them to 7g's the whole way (WOW!) until the chutes opened. Then there's the landing, which on the Soyuz craft is a pretty violent
experience even on a normal mission.