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Has anyone ever been lost in space?

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According to LiveScience, as of 2014, 18 astronauts have died during launches or re-entry from space, but none have been lost outside of the Earth's atmosphere. Additionally, three astronauts died in the Apollo 1 fire while testing the Apollo spacecraft on the ground.

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Has anyone ever been lost in space?
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The fatalities in human space travel include the shuttle crews of the Challenger in 1986 and the Columbia in 2003, as well as a single cosmonaut in Soyuz 1 and the three-man crew of Soyuz 11. The Challenger exploded during lift off, while the Columbia broke up before landing. Soyuz 1 crashed to Earth after a malfunction, and Soyuz 11 depressurized during re-entry, killing its crew.

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