Hoxie native, NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 17, 2018

The crew of two - a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut - made a safe emergency landing in their Soyuz capsule and were soon picked up by rescuers.

Both are now waiting for the results of an investigation into why the Soyuz rocket malfunctioned and never made it to the International Space Station, forcing Ovchinin to command a ballistic descent back to Earth amid a communication breakdown with mission control.

"They all hope that everything goes as planned", Prokopyev said.

Ovchinin and Hague safely returned to Earth in a jettisoned escape capsule.

Russia is planning its next manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in early December after a launch failure earlier this month, according to Sergei Krikalyov, executive director of the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos.

Russia's space agency Roscosmos was not immediately available for comment on Saturday on the Interfax report.

The next manned flight of a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) could take place on November 28, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space industry source on Saturday as saying.

Russian Federation at that point suspended kept an eye on space missions and is researching the reason for the episode.

They flew to the orbit taking Russia's Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft that blasted off on June 6 and they are scheduled to stay onboard the space station for 187 days.

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