Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing

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Hague and Ovchinin would have joined the station's current crew, which includes American astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor. Dzhezkazgan is about 450 kilometres northeast of Baikonur.

A senior Cabinet official says that Russia is suspending manned space launches pending a probe into a Russian booster rocket failure minutes after the launch.

The pair are in contact with ground control, the space agency said. They were met by rescue teams in remote Kazakhstan more than 200 miles from their launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

All things considered, the Soyuz has proven itself reliable historically and its launch escape system - at various stages of flight - has proven effective three times now.

The crew members of Expedition 57 are conducting experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station.

Hague was born in the same year the USA and the Soviet Union launched their first joint space mission, the Apollo-Soyuz, or Soyuz-Apollo mission in 1975. "Spaceflight is hard. And we must keep trying for the benefit of humankind".

The failure of Soyuz MS-10 has started a domino effect which will deprive the ISS of the five crew members which were scheduled to be aboard by the end of 2018. Hague was supposed to be one of the spacewalkers.

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. Borisov added that Russian Federation will fully share all relevant information with the U.S.

Trabajadores de Cultura hacen plantón por descentralización
Reforma reportó que, tras el encuentro con Leticia Ramírez, los dirigentes sindicales anunciaron la instalación del plantón , en inconformidad porque no fueron recibidos por la propia secretaria de Cultura , Alejandra Frausto, y porque "el gobierno entrante no tiene aún la facultad de resolver sus demandas".

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

Collaboration between the U.S. and Russian space agencies has largely steered clear of geopolitical controversies, despite a standoff between Washington and Moscow that has continued since Russia's annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 and allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election. The footage showed the ISS crew being severely shaken around as the booster failed mid-air before the feed cut out. Russian Federation stands to lose that monopoly in the coming years with the arrival of SpaceX's Dragon v2 and Boeing's Starliner crew capsules.

"As we wait for the conclusions of a Russian probe, the Soyuz will perhaps be grounded for some time", he told AFP.

Russian Federation may indefinitely postpone its next manned Soyuz launch planned for December, state-owned RIA Novosti reported, citing an unidentified person.

After the crew successfully navigated the failure and landed safely, they boarded a plane to fly back to the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Glitches found in Russia's Proton and Soyuz rockets in 2016 were traced to manufacturing flaws at the plant in Voronezh. Russian space agency Roscosmos has released photographs of both astronauts being checked over after their abrupt landing.

Eric Berger ofArs Technica reports that Russian sources said the failure occurred about two minutes into flight, suggesting the rocket had a problem during second stage separation, but the exact nature of the complication is unknown.

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