I know I’m late bringing this up, but I think it’s worth noting. A couple weeks ago an incredible story of survival unfolded. A routine resupply and crew rotation to the ISS via a Russian Soyuz rocket was the source of one of the most spectacular stories of survival in history.
We all remember the disasters of the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttles where the crews were lost in their attempts to help man reach just a little farther into space. For the first time in manned spaceflight where a catastrophic failure occurred, the crew of one American and one Russian astronaut was able to conduct an emergency separation from the spacecraft and land safely.