NASA says will use Russia s Soyuz rocket again despite accident
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NASA says will use Russia s Soyuz rocket again despite accident

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine on Friday praised the Russian space programme and said he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December despite a rocket failure. I fully anticipate that we will fly again on a Soyuz rocket and I have no reason to believe at this point that it will not be on schedule, he told reporters in Moscow. The NASA administrator spoke to reporters at the US embassy in Moscow a day after a Soyuz rocket failure forced a two-man crew to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. It was the first such incident in Russia s post-Soviet history -- an unprecedented setback for the country s space industry. Bridenstine, who is visiting Russia and Kazakhstan for the first time since his appointment as NASA head this year, observed the launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Rogozin. He said he was confident that a new manned mission to the ISS would go ahead as planned in December, praising the wonderful ...

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