Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

NASA to proceed with Soyuz launch despite recent rocket failure

NASA to proceed with Soyuz launch despite recent rocket failure

When asked if there will be a delay on the launch, he said: "We don't have any confirmation yet". Contact with a Soyuz rocket's Fregat upper stage was lost a year ago and in early-2017 payload delivery was said to be damaged on arrival.

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth.

"They are constantly trying to build a flawless spacecraft, but it can't be ideal all the time, so we have contingencies in place and we have other fail-safe systems", he said.

Ovchinin, who unlike Hague had previous experience in space, took command during the emergency landing and quipped during the landing that they had a particularly "short flight".

On October 11, the crew of the Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan due to an accident that took place two minutes after the craft's launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome.

It's now been almost a week since the Soyuz rocket ferrying a NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut failed during launch, leading to a mission abort and sending the passengers on a course right back down to Earth.

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Ovchinin and Hague safely returned to Earth in a jettisoned escape capsule. "Luckily for us, it was smooth flat terrain".

Hague, 43, said he's dealt with in-flight emergencies during his Air Force career, but nothing like this.

The Russian spacecraft has been the only way to send replacement crews to the International Space Station since NASA retired the space shuttle fleet in 2011. His youngest wanted to know when he was going back to space.

Mr Hague communicated in Russian throughout the more than half-hour ordeal.

They flew to the orbit taking Russia's Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft that blasted off on June 6 and they are scheduled to stay onboard the space station for 187 days.

A Russian space agency official said on Friday that Russia still planned to go ahead as planned with its next manned flight to the ISS in December despite a rocket failure this week.

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