International Space Station Has Enough Supplies Till Next Summer: Russia

Lester Mason
October 17, 2018

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced that a new crew will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on 20 December 2018 despite a recent rocket failure, Space Daily reports.

On October 11, a Nasa astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were set to go to the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month-long trip.

The container of the Russian Soyuz MS-10 shuttle with Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and USA space explorer Nick Hague on board made a crisis arrival in Kazakhstan Thursday after the transporter rocket failed soon after lift-off.

They travelled to the circle taking Russia's Soyuz MS-09 shuttle that launched on June 6 and they are booked to remain on board the space station for 187 days.

Ovchinin and Hague safely returned to Earth in a jettisoned escape capsule.

The crash, which became the first failure of a manned space launch in modern Russian history, is being investigated by Russia's space agency Roscosmos. The original crew remains unchanged: "Oleg Kononeko (Roscosmos), Anne McLain (NASA), and David Saint-Jacques (the Canadian Space Agency)", the space training center said. All manned launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome have been suspended until the commission reveals the causes of the failure.

Prokopyev, US astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor and German astronaut Alexander Gerst are now working on the ISS.

Russia's Soyuz spacecraft is now the only vehicle for spaceflights between the ISS and the Earth.

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