Technology Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe - agencies

12:28  11 october  2018
12:28  11 october  2018 Source:   reuters.com

New Russian space station flight planned for spring - space agency

  New Russian space station flight planned for spring - space agency The head of Russia's space agency said on Friday that two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket would fly again and would provisionally travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year. Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, was speaking a day after Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan after the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS.Rogozin on Friday posted a picture on Twitter of himself sat next to the two astronauts and said they had now arrived in Moscow.

The station 's expanded six-member crew . Front row, left to right: Paolo Nespoli, Soyuz MS-05 commander Sergey Ryazanskiy and NASA flight engineer Randy Bresnik. He then took a moment to thank the Russian engineers who assembled the Soyuz rocket and spacecraft, saying "that was the

The Soyuz MS-05 rocket carrying Expedition 52 flight engineer Sergei Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, flight engineer Randy Bresnik of This new crew will remain at the space station until mid -December, according to NASA.The three new arrivals will participate Soyuz Rocket Launches US-Russian Crew to Space Station . NASA Confident Air Leak on Space Station Won't Affect Future Soyuz Capsules.

Soyuz spacecraft lifts off © Reuters Soyuz spacecraft lifts off

Booster rockets carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and a U.S. astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing, Russian news agencies reported.

Agencies cited sources as saying that the crew was safe and was making an emergency landing in Kazakhstan where the unsuccessful launch took place.

(Reporting by Polina Ivanova and Andrew Osborn Editing by Christian Lowe)

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