Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

NASA astronaut Hague notes his Russian partner's experience U.S. 10:02

NASA astronaut Hague notes his Russian partner's experience U.S. 10:02

"Alexei and I, as a crew, we have experienced this together and that's only going to make us a stronger crew in the future". "What we are doing up there at the space station, what we are doing for human exploration, it's for the benefit of all, and it's important that we continue". So, we will be planning for this moment, for December. In televised remarks last week, Oleg Orlov, the head of the Institute for Medical and Biological Problems, Russia's top space medicine research center, said that the astronauts endured six Gs during the sharp ballistic descent. According to Sergei Krikalyov, the Executive Director for Manned Flight from Roscosmos, there are no final conclusions as to what exactly caused the failure yet, but in his opinion "the primary cause is understandable".

Hague and Ovchinin are in good health and rejoined their families at Star City in Russian Federation, where Roscosmos trains cosmonauts and astronauts for spaceflight, according to Rogozin.

A minor air spill was recognized on August 30 on the Soyuz MS-09 spaceship that is docked to the ISS. The crew examined the compartments and add-on modules one by one to identify a two-millimeter hole in the hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft attached to the orbital outpost. The agency has not yet mentioned whether it happened because of the components used in the rocket or it was just a bad day for those astronauts.

The good news - such as it is - is that other Soyuz launches are not suspended or cancelled, suggesting that an early return to normal operations is likely.

The Russian state space partnership Roscosmos framed an examination commission, however, it still can't seem to distribute the end. Inquiries are being made into who had access to the spacecraft, what works were carried out, and who supervised them.

Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the mission was supposed to take the two men to the International Space Station (ISS).

In the wake of a booster failure that forced a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to make an emergency landing last week, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were anxious whether their space launch would be cancelled. The manned Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft ended up landing in the Kazakh steppe.

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