Emergency landing of the Soyuz rocket : “They are alive, God be praised !”

Atterrissage d’urgence de la fusée Soyouz : "Ils sont vivants, Dieu soit loué !"

Failure of manned flight Soyuz after its take-off for the ISS.

A Soyuz rocket took off this Thursday, October 11, the morning of the station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The engine presented a failure after takeoff and had to land emergency. An american astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut had to join the ISS. “They are alive, God be praised,” said to the journalists, Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman for the Kremlin.

The american astronaut Nick Hague and the Russian Alexey Ovtchinine have landed and are unharmed after the failure shortly after takeoff one of the engines of the Soyuz rocket that was to carry them to the international space Station (ISS). “At the time of the take-off of the Soyuz MS-10, an unusual situation emerged. The rescue systems were activated, the ship has landed in Kazakhstan. The crew is alive and contact was established with him,” announced the Russian space agency Roskosmos said in a statement. “The rescue teams are heading to the landing zone of the Soyuz carrying the two men,” added Nasa on Twitter.

The failure of one of engines

A source in the space sector in Russian, as cited by Ria Novosti, said that the two men “were not injured” after the failure of one of the engines of the Soyuz rocket that was to carry them on the ISS. The Soyuz rocket that was to take the two men for a mission of six months on the orbital station has been a failure in approximately two minutes after its takeoff. “The problem of launchers, two minutes 45 seconds,” announced a voice perfectly calm Alexei Ovtchinine, commander of the Soyuz rocket, in the live broadcast of the take-off.

“A sort of flash”

“There was a problem with the engine a few seconds after the separation of the first stage of the rocket,” said the commentators from Nasa, which were broadcasting live the launch. The takeoff went well but after the separation of the first floor, we had the impression that there was a sort of flash”. “Thank god, they are alive”, has commented to journalists the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov.

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