Crew in Good Condition After Booster Failure

ROSCOSMOS – Soyuz MS-10 Mission patch.

Oct. 11, 2018

Astronaut Nick Hague (left) and Roscosmos Director Dmitry Rogozin

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are seen in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. They are in good condition following their safe landing on Earth after a Soyuz booster failure after launch earlier.

Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin
 
NASA astronaut Nick Hague

NASA Statement on Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort

The following is a statement about Thursday’s Soyuz MS-10 launch abort to the International Space Station:

“The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur) carrying American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a ballistic landing of the spacecraft.

Soyuz MS-10 crew safe after booster failure

Video above: The Soyuz MS-10 crew, NASA Astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, are in good condition following their safe landing on Earth after a Soyuz booster failure, following the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08:40 UTC (14:40 local time).are seen in Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

“Search and rescue teams were deployed to the landing site. Hague and Ovchinin are out of the capsule and are reported to be in good condition. They will be transported to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia outside of Moscow.

Soyuz MS-10 abort explained

Video above: Kenny Todd, International Space Station Operations Integration Manager, and Reid Wiseman, Deputy Chief Astronaut, talking about the Soyuz MS-10 abort with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, after being launched by a Soyuz-FG rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on 11 October 2018, at 08:40 UTC (14:40 local time).

“NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and the NASA team are monitoring the situation carefully. NASA is working closely with Roscosmos to ensure the safe return of the crew. Safety of the crew is the utmost priority for NASA. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted.”

Related article:

Soyuz MS-10 – Emergency landing after a failure:
https://orbiterchspacenews.blogspot.com/2018/10/soyuz-ms-10-emergency-landing-after.html

Roscosmos Press Release: https://www.roscosmos.ru/25598/

Related links:

Expedition 57: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/expeditions/expedition57/index.html

International Space Station (ISS): https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html

Images, Videos, Text, Credits: NASA/Mark Garcia/Bob Jacobs/Allard Beutel/NASA TV/Roscosmos TV/SciNews.

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