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NASA Administrator Promises Investigation into Astronauts’ Emergency Landing After Soyuz Failure

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has expelled a matter about today’s (Oct. 11) failed Soyuz organisation launch to a International Space Station, that resulted in an puncture ballistic alighting shortly after liftoff for a U.S. wanderer and Russian cosmonaut aboard.

In a statement, Bridenstine emphasized a significance of organisation reserve during launches and reliable that there would be a grave review into today’s anomaly. “NASA wanderer Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in good condition following today’s aborted launch. I’m beholden that everybody is safe. A consummate review into a means of a occurrence will be conducted,” a director posted to his Twitter account.

Bridenstine was on a belligerent at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to watch today’s launch, a initial time he has been on site as NASA administrator. He spoke to Hague and Ovchinin after they were matched adult by a potion row that ensures a astronauts sojourn in quarantine before their launch. Shortly after a conversation, a dual astronauts headed to a launch pad to board the Soyuz capsule and rocket. [Russia’s Soyuz Rocket Workhorse Explained]

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine spoke with NASA wanderer Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin shortly before their aborted launch on Oct. 11, 2018.
Credit: NASA TV

Dmitry Rogozin, a conduct of Russian space group Roscosmos, was also during a astronauts’ depart to wish Hague and Ovchinin good before launch. The dual space group heads met in chairman for a initial time this week.

That assembly comes in a midst of a stability review by Roscosmos into a tiny atmosphere leak rescued on a Soyuz plug docked to a International Space Station in August, that was fast patched and never acted a hazard to a astronauts on board. Rogozin and Bridenstine have exclusively reliable that today’s launch disaster will also be rigourously investigated.

In further to Bridenstine’s comment, a NASA arch also expelled a full group statement:

“The Soyuz MS-10 upholder launched from a Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to a International Space Station during 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur) carrying American wanderer Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an curiosity with a upholder and a launch climb was aborted, ensuing in a ballistic alighting of a spacecraft.

“Search and rescue teams were deployed to a alighting site. Hague and Ovchinin are out of a plug and are reported to be in good condition. They will be ecstatic to a Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia outward of Moscow.

“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and a NASA group are monitoring a conditions carefully. NASA is operative closely with Roscosmos to safeguard a protected lapse of a crew. Safety of a organisation is a pinnacle priority for NASA. A consummate review into a means of a occurrence will be conducted.”

Email Meghan Bartels during mbartels@space.com or follow her @meghanbartels. Follow us @Spacedotcom and Facebook. Original essay on Space.com.

Article source: https://www.space.com/42098-soyuz-rocket-launch-abort-nasa-chief-statement.html

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