The two crew members of the Soyuz capsule that Thursday an emergency landing had to be in the spring of 2019 to try again to the international space station (ISS). That has the Russian space agency Roskosmos Friday communicated.
The launch of the Soyuz-capsule on the basis Bajkonoer in Kazakhstan on Thursday lost. But the capsule could make an emergency landing. The two occupants – Nick Hague and Alexej Ovtsjinin – remained unscathed. They return Friday to return to Moscow.
‘These guys will definitely fly, ” says Dmitri Rogozin, the director of Roskosmos, on the two astronauts. “We schedule their flight in the spring of next year,” he writes on Twitter.
The manned launches of Soyuz rockets will be suspended until the exact cause of the accident is known. This also threatens the schedule for the bemanningswissels in the ISS in the war to hit. The affected space can still not estimate the exact consequences.