A Watery Yarn: The Unlucky Voyage of Soyuz 23 (Part 2)

Soyuz 23’s descent module and deflated parachute are hoisted from the icy waters of Lake Tengiz. Photo Credit: Joachim Becker / SpaceFacts.de

Almost four decades ago, in the “deep cold” of the Cold War, a number of space missions launched by the Soviet Union to dock with early Salyut space stations failed to […]

A Watery Yarn: The Unlucky Voyage of Soyuz 23 (Part 1)

Artist’s impression of the flashing beacon atop the Soyuz 23 descent module attracting the attention of a rescue helicopter. The spacecraft performed the Soviet Union’s first (unintended) water splashdown in the icy Lake Tengiz. Image Credit: Joachim Becker / SpaceFacts.de

Scattered across the globe, from Australia to Iceland and Kamchatka to Chile, are […]