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a soyuz rocket failure forces a two man crew to abort their launch earlier today just a few minutes after takeoff. all right she did a. russian cosmonaut alexy and the american astronauts. do it well after much use the landing. roller coaster for the relatives to some of already embraced their loved ones once again while other family members are still waiting to see the two crewmembers face to face talks exclusively to the wife of the russian cosmonaut about what she's gone through today. but you can be ready for that. cosmonauts they get trained but the wife just stay down here and worry.
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why they're just turned seven in the evening here in moscow this thursday the length of october this is out international live from moscow with me kevin i mean one big story dominating our coverage i know she'll probably know that scene from kazakhstan when a rocket malfunction earlier on today forced a man the soyuz launch to be dramatically aborted just two minutes couple minutes after takeoff there were two men aboard there to make them urgency return they landed safely we can report in that capsule seven hundred kilometers away both the russian commander alexi of chinon and the u.s. flight engineer nick haggis said to be unbelievably in a good condition. right
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honestly didn't. remember for a good. while as investigation starts russia's investigative committee says they're looking into whether a violation of safety rules caused the sawyers miss up let's take a look at how events unfolded step by step. egypt.
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is now making its way to the international space station on a cake. and you can. earlier the crew landed back the baikonur cosmodrome where they'd start of the dramatic day later they'll be transported to the gar in cosmonaut training center in star city outside moscow that's basically the command center the control center for it all all those involved have had
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a shake and experience to say the least it's hard to imagine what family and friends of the crew have been going through some of the relatives have already met with their cosmonauts while others are still waiting on your whole kids is at star city where that crew will be some sported so bring us up to speed on what's been happening there today russians really running high of course. you have our much so we're just outside star city here as you mentioned. the command post and indeed the training center for cosmonauts going up into space going into the international space station the incident we've seen today is of course very rare a believers are mentioned earlier the last one took place in line to the eighty's some sort of emergency landing which put lives at risk nevertheless when it does happen that obviously hits the headlines it becomes the top story of the day and it's also of course extremely stressful and tough for the families who are waiting hundreds of miles down below for the all clear there was normally three there's
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normally three cosmonauts and astronauts in such launches going up to the i.s.a.'s today those only two was mentioned earlier alexei of. the russian cosmonaut forty seven years old a colonel in the air force reserve this was his second flight into space or rather second attempted flight into space and forty three year old nick cage. astronauts american astronaut with nasa forty three years old he's a colonel in the u.s. air force this was meant to be his maiden flight and what a flight it turned out to be around ninety seconds into the takeoff the astronauts and cosmonauts knew that something was wrong they experienced weightlessness instead of a gravitational push and there was certainly a period of uncertainty as to what would happen as those emergency procedures launched they had to launch that emergency capsule and hurtle down to earth at a very high speed much higher than a normal landing would take place they landed several hundred kilometers from the
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crash site were picked up by emergency crews were understand they're in good health they're having their vital signs monitored in a hospital in kazakhstan. and has already met his mother who was at baikonur who was pictured hugging her earlier we managed to catch up with his wife who is here waiting at the space center for the eventual cause of all survival here's what she had to say. i watched the launch on t.v. and then i got the news from my neighbors so you can understand my feelings at the time it was hard but the support of the team my friends my relatives they supported me so much you can be ready for that cosmonauts are prepared they get trained but the wives just stay down here and worry after an hour and a half i was able to talk to him he called and said that he was ok and we're going to see each other soon of course this is somewhat of a miracle but i want to say think you to the rescue team who designed the scape
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system thanks to that the crew returned alive and not injured. but as we mentioned it was astronauts and it cakes first trip into space he was selected for these missions in twenty thirty completing his training two years later it's unknown when you'll get another chance yet to go into orbit to make it to the of course that it was the geisha is pending as to what exactly happened what malfunctions took place on the soyuz aircraft is of course currently the only way of launching these trips into space until at least next year. nevertheless these people train that indicate years of their lives to their job they're very professional very well trained this is what nikkei cut to say earlier about his upcoming trip to the international space station. i think the i think i'm most looking forward to it is just experiencing my own adaptation to space i'm going to
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go up here and i'm going to float for six months my feet need to touch the ground will be all kinds of kids are logical changes that are going to happen to my body and i'm going to adapt that environment there is also going to be every day something that surprises me i just want to try to absorb as much of it as i can i've heard a lot of astronauts and cosmonauts come back from space. that way you describe it never does it justice photos never capture the true colors of their so i just want to try to store a bit as much as i can looking at that window for the first time and just soak it all the. while we're about thirty five kilometers as we said outside moscow star city here this is where the cosmonauts and astronauts will arrive from kazakhstan it's about three and four hours from now once they leave the assessment center once the medics upset them over and declare them fits. their family felonies all waiting here i will give you any updates of course as they come in on those.
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condition as and when they land back in moscow yeah absolutely done things that will be bitterly disappointed this leave the american side of it speaking right now in five american space agency nasa given a briefing about the soyuz craft listen into the. which we're actually quite familiar with this county said that's a standard recovery site for our astronauts and cosmonauts when they come back so. overall it's just it's great to see how the soyuz handled this emergency how the crew handled this emergency. astronaut back safely. and we saw some great photos there of the crew in baikonur once they arrived back at the airport there and were greeted by their family and nasa colleagues and friends so next we're going to take some questions we'll start with media here in the room for media who are joining us on the phone you can press one to ask a question and then press two if your question you answered and you need to withdraw it welcome to the phone bridge after we take a few here in the room let's start here with mark carreau. thank you mark for
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aviation week and my question is for ken he taught. is the imperative do you think that you need nasa needs to see the results of the investigation before you go for another soyuz launch with nasa crew. with regard to the investigation when you look back at the history of say live call the media conferences you can hear a couple questions feel that the right delighted to say no we go with this leroy. snorts international space station commander thanks for being with us gosh what most of you i'm sure you're watching this this morning maybe maybe not but a lot must have flushed through your head when you had that big engine trouble here . oh absolutely i mean of course i flew up to the space station aboard a soyuz rocket myself came back in this or used capsule on my fourth mission and so
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you know it kind of brought me back to what it's like being in that vehicle and imagining going through this kind of an emergency aboard but as you heard from the transmissions the crew was very calm very professional and they did everything exactly right and so first and foremost of course we're all very pleased that the crew is safe and healthy they were able to walk away from the from the landing site and now it's just a matter of the investigation to determine what happened and what corrective action needs to be taken in and then recertifying the vehicles for launch when you can decide how much danger they are and yet all the safety precautions all seem to happen automatically it was a very quick process but they were in some amount of danger when they nonetheless i guess. oh certainly yeah i mean any time you're sitting on a rocket launching with all that fuel and oxidizer being you know going through rocket engines certainly things can go wrong and as we saw today we did have some kind of
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a failure even though it's early to speculate based on what i saw on the replays of the launch coverage right after the four strephon booster separated there seem to be more debris coming off suggesting perhaps that one or more of the strap ons may have hung up and may have caused some kind of a structural damage to the core and then as soon as you heard soon there after the it war was declared and. the crew was instructed to use the hand controller to engage the ballistic mode and sequence to get this i'm so old a yeah it depends he told that would have been the command of it she had the final say the object button if you like or would it have all been done all right and you could hear the. right so this this kind of abort is not necessarily automatic and so the abort that would be automatic would be one that occurs very shortly after the launch where the the the rocket or the spacecraft senses that there's a problem with the rocket and then it would fire the escape tower which would pull
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the spacecraft away from you know the failing rocket but after you know jeff a very very quickly you know after around a minute or so there are about maybe even the you know right around a minute and then you're going fast enough in your highness that the towers no longer use a lady's jenison and if you watch the replay you can hear that call where the escaped errors jettisoned so in the abort mode they were in they had to actually manually initiate it per instruction from the ground and there's a big blue hand controller with the commander can get and it's one of the switches you heard the ground ask him is the power on yes ok and you know push the ballistic . ballistic mode button which he did and reported and then the sequence began the automatic see how it all began when they basically but that's what they pulled up big blue they've made the decision to go they just basically that they had to fight yet everything else happens around the. right so they manually initiated the
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abort but then everything else is on a manic you know you heard the press conference read was discussing how basically the capsule will orient itself with its own rocket reaction control thrusters and then begin a rotation of about i believe viral remember correctly about eighteen degrees per second to stabilize it just to spin stabilize it and then it'll come back through the atmosphere and deploy a parachute more or less nominally but a little paul when we saw it we first saw the pictures on the on the mobile phone it didn't seem particularly big of a person standing next to it it seemed a bit but six foot tall two people were in the i'm not without was very small. yes the have the descent module where the crew is for launch and landing is very very small you know the base the base the exterior base diameters about i think it's around the meters does very small and much smaller inside i believe there's
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probably right around if memory serves correctly about one cubic meter per person inside of usually wrong if you're really tight in there you're not very comfortable your knees are kind of pushed up towards your chest but it is it is a reliable spacecraft and it did its job today did get away from a malfunctioning booster and was able to deliver the crew safely back to the ground yeah i mean when they were coming down the helo would have taken from when they first subjected to get down there are a matter of seconds a minute wall. no to be several minutes because if you're going to work and dad declared the abort they are really probably pretty high i'm not sure exactly how high but you know it would have taken some time to for the art of the parabola to carry them all into apogee or the highest approach you heard the call if they felt weightless and that's because when you're coming from a down i'm slow of that parabola like a cannon ball when you're in zero g. and start hitting the atmosphere right and then your g.'s build up i think they hit
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a peak of about six point seven g. which again is reed said is not insignificant but it's ok he's not built in stuff like that not high enough for that but kind of problem. when the heat shield takes care of all that so you know the capsule automatically oriented speech shield towards the direction of travel and so than it'll take away the heat in a blade of heat shield which means it takes away the heat by burning away and that's on the arm and so once it gets down to the ground you know it's the outside still going to be a bit warm and then what but where they've landed obviously there are many people around that neck of the woods it's. basically days it would have been precision guided to the where they actually landed and what would that land of felt. right symbolistic entry means basically that it is guided spin stabilize and you just take what you get the computers you know if you're coming back from
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a nominal mission and you know where you're going to land on the computer they are a pilot is trying to fly you to that one particular point in the sky and you can also modulating g.'s because the capsule doesn't generate lift and so it's actually blind back to the atmosphere in a case of this ballistic you don't know where you're going because you know you didn't predict when you're going to have a problem have to abort and so that's why you just go with the spin mode this ballistic mode and you just take what you get you generally know the circle about where you're going to land and they kind of have some helicopters staged along the way for this kind of contingency and that's why the helicopters were able to get them pretty quickly and get them out of town later i want to start you off come on the program tell us all this stuff is so difficult to get from other people who've seen it firsthand you've been up there thank you. still space station command that i have your job it all maybe not actually have to thank you.
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all right one final story away from that before i say goodbye for tonight hundreds of the dear children how often a few nights headlines when it comes to policing the web google thinks it knows what's best for us these days again the company briefing called the good sense outlines how it more of the internet's behemoths to including facebook and twitter a grappling with how they send content from all of us and that it's done for our own good parenting reports free speech on the web. ok google will you click like or is it a dislike i'm literally asking their bosses right now there is no way they'd turn their back on the solemn right for freedom of speech you'd think well some of what the guys at google have been busy with lately has been leaked. the report with a bunch of guidelines at the end is called good sense or get it they're really
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discussing censorship for our own good and point out that the concept of free internet i mean the online world as we've known it is utopian what why one of the reasons is the popularity of a german opposition party alternative for germany and pretty much the whole ride once controversial voices have been emboldened by like minded individuals and to making their way offline so google is a platform for everyone could be a utopia too now the trend is to create what they call. the ability to keep inflation jamie in the bottle is about bringing so we see prices going up across the board while it's just one of them we see interest rates rising that's inflation we see the dollar eventually cracking and
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a catastrophic collapse that's usually inflationary so prices across the board go up that makes the saudi arabia venezuela. their oil based economies they all benefit wildly from this emerging market takes the benefit of this oil and gold gold started to perk up again but going of course would skyrocket to a lot of the. thing numbers. matter you have one trillion dollars. over. eighty five percent of global wealth to the bridge six percent market so thirty percent last year some with four hundred to five hundred three per second per second and we rose to twenty thousand dollars. china's building two point one billion dollars industrial. but don't let the numbers overwhelm. the only numbers
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you need remembering what one does go in order to miss the one and only. greetings and salutation since the year two thousand the united states of america has spent close to ten trillion dollars on its military from bombs to tanks to fighter jets to battleships that there was a defense system dreamed of more than likely we here in the land of the free bought it hook line and sinker speaking of sinkers the government accountability office is now discovered that an entire generation of us weapons systems are open to hackers yes the intercept reports that the g.a.o. has found that despite numerous warnings even from the us national research council
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all the way back in the days of my nine hundred ninety one our good friends at the pentagon have not made a serious effort to safeguard the bast packed work of software that controls planes ships missiles and other advanced ordinance against hackers and that mission critical cyber vulnerabilities cropped up routinely during weapons development and that test teams easily took over real systems without detection using relatively simple tools and techniques. how simple us well according to the report multiple weapons systems used commercial or open sourced software and never got around they never got around to changing the software as default password after installing it into the weapons systems meaning meaning the general accountability office test teams could literally at look up the password on the internet and gain
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access to the weapons systems. our government the job of the mayor a computer science professor at princeton and former technology advisor to senator kemal harris called the report damning and stated on twitter i briefly worked on this in the silent and no hyperbole it's terrifying so what does it mean when the department of defense can't even dependent self. i think it means it's time to start watching the hallmarks.


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