Will the next Russian capsule land with rocket power?

The next Russian spacecraft set to succeed the Soyuz could land back on earth with rocket thrusters. If this happens it will be a first. The new spacecraft design is being consider due to restrictions that would be required if the spacecraft was to make a straight ballistic trajectory landing.

Check out this animation over at Russianspaceweb.com: PPTS Touchdown

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Read Full article at the BBC

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