Rocket Launch Failure Forces Astronaut And Cosmonaut To Make 'Ballistic Landing'

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Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again and are provisionally set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year, the head of Russia's space agency said on Friday. As rescue crews arrived, Hague and Ovchinin were reported in "good condition" and found out of the capsule.

A Soyuz capsule carrying a US astronaut and Russian cosmonaut completed an emergency landing in Russia about 40min. after the first ballistic abort in the history of International Space Station (ISS) program.

It was to be Hague's first flight to the station, launching at 3:40 a.m. Thursday from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome.

The ballistic descent is a sharper angle of landing compared to normal, NASA said. The space capsule landed near the Chinese border in deep snow about 20 minutes after launch.

Dzhezkazgan is about 450 kilometers (280 miles) northeast of Baikonur, and spacecraft returning from the ISS normally land in that region.

Sergei Krikalev, a senior Roscosmos official, said on Friday that Russian Federation may also delay a planned unmanned cargo shipment by a Progress spacecraft to the ISS.

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists: "Thank God the cosmonauts are alive".

The Chief of Roscosmos, Dmitri Rogozin, said in a tweeted statement that "a state commission" had been formed to investigate the cause of the malfunction.

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The mission was supposed to be Hague's first trip into space, and Ovchinin's second six-month stay at the station. The space agency recently announced the nine astronauts that will crew the test flights and first missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.

The Russian Soyuz spacecraft is now the only vehicle for ferrying crews to the International Space Station following the retirement of the United States space shuttle fleet.

RIA news agency, citing its own source, reported that Russian Federation had made a decision to suspend all manned space launches following the "Soyuz" failure.

Earlier this week, Bridenstine emphasized that collaboration with Russia's Roscosmos remains important.

Russia, which relies on boosters designed during the Soviet Union, has a reputation for reliability with spacecraft.

Additionally, the Soyuz rocket launches cargo ships to the space station along with crewed missions like the one this morning.

Popular Mechanics reports that Thursday's launch is the fourth time that a ballistic re-entry has occurred in the Soyuz program. He didn't say if he suspected any of the current crew of three Americans, two Russians and a German aboard the station. The Soyuz MS-09 capsule which delivered them remains docked to the station and can be used to return that crew home at least through the end of the year.

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