Friday, 14 December, 2018

First Crewed Soyuz Rocket Goes to Space After Aborted Mission

The International Space Station crew member David Saint Jacques of Canada gestures shortly before their launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Kazakhstan Three astronauts set to launch to ISS tomorrow
Sandy Nunez | 05 December, 2018, 13:18

NASA astronaut Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos docked with the station at 11:33 p.m. (1723 GMT; 12:33 p.m. EST) Monday.

Russia's Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft carrying the members of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, NASA astronaut Anne McClain and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, blasts off to the ISS from the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome on December 3, 2018.

The crew will now check for leaks in their craft before opening the hatches to their new home for the next six months. He denies using European weapons to repress opponents.

A Soyuz-FG rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin failed two minutes into its flight on October 11, activating an automatic rescue system that sent their capsule into a steep ride back to Earth.

American, Canadian and Russian astronauts launched to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket Monday morning, weeks after the same model failed shortly after take-off.

The past few months had been tense at Roscosmos, Russia's space agency. On Board were Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin (the commander of the "Soyuz MS-10") and NASA astronaut Nick Hague, they were not injured.

The astronauts who were forced to make an emergency landing will attempt to launch again next spring. "We are psychologically and technically prepared for blast-off and any situation which, may occur on board".

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It was particularly troubling considering the fact that the Soyuz is now the only spacecraft and rocket that can take humans to space these days, since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. In recent years Russia's debt-laden space industry has suffered a number of mishaps including the loss of cargo spacecraft and satellites.

Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending almost eight hours in their tiny capsule.

NASA hopes that SpaceX and Boeing will change that when their human-rated space launch systems come online in the coming years.

Astronauts Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian Sergei Prokopyev and German Alexander Gerst are at the space station waiting for their arrival.

At a press conference following the successful docking, Rogozin announced March 1, 2019, as the date for the next manned launch to the ISS.

"OSIRIS-REx will return the sample to Earth in September 2023".