7 Accidents and Disasters in Spaceflight History

ISS Expedition 36: Water Leak in Astronaut’s Suit: Luca Parmitano, an Italian astronaut with the European Space Agency.

STS-51-L: Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster: The space shuttle Challenger disaster that occurred on January 28, 1986.

Apollo 12: Lightning Strikes and a Head Scrape: The second manned lunar expedition, a feat astronaut Charles Conrad called, “a small step for Neil [Armstrong].

Soyuz 1: Parachute Failure: Vladimir Mikhaylovich  was one of Soviet Russia’s first group of cosmonauts selected to attempt space travel. 

Mir-18: Exercise Equipment to the Eye: Space explorers need to stay in good physical health during their time in outer space.

STS-107: Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster: The disintegration of the space shuttle Columbia on February 1, 2003.

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: Poisonous Gas Leak: The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project in July 1975 was a feat of both space travel and politics.

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