10 Astronaut deaths

By faisala
  • Introduction

    Throughout space history many deaths have occurred. Here are the top 10 most interesting space deaths and injuries. That’s pretty long. How about we just call it Top 10 Astronaut Fails?
  • Apollo 1

    Apollo 1
    Gus Grissom, Edward White ll,and Roger Chafee
    In the Apollo 1 an electrical vault sparked a flash fire and killed all 3 crew members of smoke inhalation. When they were passed out their space suits burned.
  • Soyuz 1

    Soyuz 1
    Vladimir Komarov
    This rocket had a lot of technical issues. The Solar Panels didn’t unfold and the Vessel experienced stability problems.
  • X-15

    Michael Adam
    Good thing that the X-15 only had 1 person. This death was dumb but sad at the same time. Michael Adam just died during X-15 test flight
  • Apollo 12

    Apollo 12
    Charles Pete, Alan L. Bean
    You’d think that it’s a bad idea and just common sense to not send any rockets during a storm, but you thought wrong! In the Apollo 12 the top of shuttle was hit by 2 lightning strikes when taking off, Charles Pete’s head was injured very badly.
  • Apollo 13

    Apollo 13
    Jim Lovelle, Jack Swiggert, Fred Haise
    Another death because of the ship this time on they way to the moon the Apollo 13 is cripled because a tank containing liquid oxygen burst.
  • Soyuz 11

    Soyuz 11
    Georgi Dobrovolski, Viktor Patsayev, Vladislav Volkov
    No one knows what happened on the Soyuz 11 it’s a real scary mystery. After undocking they opened the ship and all 3 astronauts were dead.
  • Apollo-Soyuz test project

    Apollo-Soyuz test project
    Vance D. Brand, Anatoly Filipchenko, Valeri Kubasov
    What happened on the Apollo-Soyuz test project was slow but not as painful. You see, the reaction control system that controls altitude caused poisonous nitrogen tetroxide. Which caused the astronauts to develop a form of chemically caused pneumonia, but none died. However, if they didn’t rush the astronauts to the hospital immediately after landing they would’ve.
  • STS-51-L

    Greg Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee
    The rockets propelling the vessels exploded 73 seconds after launch killing all 7 crew members.
  • STS-107

    Rick D. Husband, William McCool, Michael P. Anderson, David M. Brown, Kalpana Chawla, Laurel B. Clark, Ilan Ramon
    This space death was very upsetting since all of the mission was a success until they returned to earth. The ship disintegrated as it went into the Earth’s atmosphere.
  • ISS expedition 36

    ISS expedition 36
    Fyodor Yurchikhin, Luca Parmitano, Karen Nyberg
    This mission wasn’t as bad since no one died but did cause injuries. This was because of the space suit. Water leaked from Lyca Parmitano’s suit which made him unable to hear or speak.
  • Conclusion

    Those are all the tragic space deaths and injuries. Wow that’s a lot. One thing I learned from this is that you should always double check the mechanics in a rocket, shuttle, etc. There have been a lot of deaths, but space technology has improved since then.