NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

2018-10-12 22:30

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine on Friday praised the Russian space programme and said he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December despite a rocket failure.

"I fully anticipate that we will fly again on a Soyuz rocket," he told reporters in Moscow, a day after a Soyuz rocket failure forced two crew members to make an emergency landing.

He said he was "confident" a scheduled mission to the ISS would go ahead as planned in December, praising the "wonderful relationship" between the Russian and US space agencies.

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