NASA astronaut Anne McClain has said that she & # 39; no trouble at all. has to drive on a Russian rocket next month, despite the many accidents with the aging vessel.
She said Friday that space flight is never 100 percent safe and it happens that the last two Soyuz missions to the International Space Station have encountered problems.
Last month astronauts had to make an emergency landing after a failed launch. A month earlier, the air leak from a space station was traced to a hole that was mysteriously drilled into a docked Soyuz capsule.
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In this image from video made available by NASA, American astronaut Anne McClain speaks during an interview in Star City, Russia on Friday, November 9, 2018. She is ready on December 3 on her first space flight with a Russian and Canadian.
McClain is ready to shoot 3 December on her first space flight, with a Russian and a Canadian.
She says her family is accustomed to her high-risk work, given her army-fighting experience.
She says she wants to teach her young son and other children that sacrifice is needed to realize dreams.
The Russian space agency has revealed new video footage of the Soyuz rocket fce that forced astronauts to leave their mission to the international space station 50 miles above the earth.
It shows one of the missiles that do not release four boosters properly, creating the frightening spin.
Usually the four boosters fall perfectly symmetrically, creating a visual phenomenon that is sometimes referred to as a "Korolev cross" to a Soviet rocket engineer.
Russian researchers say the rocket itself was healthy – and a guilty was a sensor that sent the signal to throw the rocket overboard.
The Soyuz FG rocket with a NASA astronaut and a cosmonaut from Roscosmos failed two minutes after the flight of October 11 and sent their emergency capsule back to earth in a sharp fall.
They landed safely on a steppe in Kazakhstan, but the demolished mission struck a blow to the troubled Russian space program that serves as the only way to get astronauts to the outpost in orbit.
Roscosmos' executive director Sergei Krikalyov said on Wednesday that the probe found that a defect of a sensor that signals that one of the four side boosters of the missile is being thrown overboard, has caused the booster to collide with the second stage of the rocket but did not explain why it did not work.
(LR) Deputy Director General of Roscosmos for the production of missiles, exploitation of land-based infrastructure and quality control, Alexander Lopatin, acting TSNIIMASH head Nikolai Sevastyanov, head of the Roscosmos Commission investigates the accident with the Soyuz rocket on 11 October 2018 , Oleg Skorobogatov and RSC (Rocket and Space Corporation) Head Sergei Romanov, head of the Energia, participates in a press conference on the causes of the Soyuz missile accident, which took place on 11 October
Oleg Skorobogatov, who led the probe to the accident, told reporters on Thursday that the investigation showed that the sensor was damaged during the last assembly on the launch platform in Kazakhstan.
Russian missiles are manufactured in Russia and then transported by rail to the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, rented by Russia.
Skorobogatov said that officials are now taking steps, including the placement of all assembly personnel through competency tests and additional training, to ensure that such failures do not occur again.
The rocket manufacturer will also dismantle two other missiles that have recently been assembled and which will be launched in the coming weeks and then reassembled, according to Skorobogatov.
Roscosmos officials have met their counterparts from NASA on Wednesday to give them a full briefing on the outage, said Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin on Thursday.
FILE – On this file photo of Thursday, October 11, 2018 the Soyuz-FG rocket booster with spaceship Soyuz MS-10 flies with a new crew to the international space station ISS, in the air to the Russian rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian space agency says that a survey has shown that a rocket with a crew to the international space station has recently failed due to a technical failure of a sensor.
Russian space officials are planning to run another unmanned Soyuz launch from Russia and one abroad before launching a crew to the space station.
Krikalyov said they hope to send the new team to the nearby laboratory on December 3rd.
That would also mean that the current crew must stay at least a week or two to ensure a smooth transfer.
Sergei Krikalyov, a senior official of Roscosmos, was quoted by the TASS state agency because the next manned launch was scheduled for mid-December, but that Russia was trying to put forward the date so that the ISS will not be short-lived without a crew.
The crew of three people can return home on December 20, as he said.
& # 39; The industry is making significant efforts to relocate the launch to December 3rd so that the station will not switch to autopilot mode and the landing is expected around December 20th, & # 39; he said.
The spacecraft Soyuz MS-10 with the crew of astronaut Nick Hague from the US and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of Russia explodes from the launch platform at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan 11 October 2018 seconds before the mission took place to the International Space Station (ISS) aborted
Smoke rises as the boosters of the first phase of the Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz MS-10 spaceship with a new crew to the international space station ISS, separated after the launch at the Russian rented Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The Russian space agency says that a survey has shown that a rocket with a crew to the international space station has recently failed due to a technical failure of a sensor.