'No time to be nervous': cosmonaut, astronaut recount spacecraft mishap

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The International Space Station (ISS) has enough supplies of nourishment, water and life-supporting materials until the following summer, mission control leader of the ISS Russian fragment Vladimir Solovyov said Sunday.

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.

"We had to go through the steps that crew has to take and prepare for emergency landing.so that the crew is still functioning after landing".

"We knew that if we wanted to be successful, we needed to stay calm and we needed to execute the procedures in front of us as smoothly and efficiently as we could", Hague told The Associated Press from Houston.

Hague said he and Ovchinin, his commander, were flung from side to side and shoved back hard into their seats, as the drama unfolded 50 kilometres (31 miles) above Kazakhstan last Thursday.

Last week, the Soyuz MS-10 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and United States astronaut Nick Hague onboard, made an emergency landing after their rocket malfunctioned. The crew landed safely in Kazakhstan's steppe.

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The failure "only helped to solidify my appreciation for how robust that system is", said Hague, 43, in an online question-and-answer session with reporters streamed by NASA. They shook hands and cracked jokes.

Air Force Colonel Nick Hague on Tuesday publicly described his close call.

The CEO of Singapore-based Equatorial Space Industries, Simon Gwozdz, told Khaleej Times that astronauts who are meant to go to the ISS soon should "expect some delays".

He said he would rather be in orbit, getting ready for a spacewalk, but is grateful to be alive. The space station, meanwhile, is managing for now with a crew of three. "You just try to celebrate the little gifts that you get, like walking the boys to school this morning".

The incident became the first failure of a manned space launch in modern Russian history.

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