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Russia: ‘No use being afraid’ - Cosmonaut Ovchinin recalls Soyuz emergency landing03:25

Russia: ‘No use being afraid’ - Cosmonaut Ovchinin recalls Soyuz emergency landing

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 16, 2018 at 11:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin discussed the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft emergency landing in an interview with RT in Moscow on Tuesday.

"I and Nick [Hague, NASA astronaut] are in a good condition after the landing. We have underwent several medical examinations," Ovchinin said, adding that the cosmonauts are ready for a new mission once reason for the rocket booster failure has been established.

During the emergency landing the cosmonaut were subjected to extreme levels of gravitational force, and Ovchinin praised their training to overcome the situation.

"It's possible to stand it. During our training and medical examinations we do standard exercises with eight units extreme g-force," he said.

Despite saying he is ready for another mission, the cosmonaut said it will be harder for his family to let him continue.

"It will be more difficult for my family to let me fly again after this situation, as they are scared. But on the other hand, they are confident in our space systems and our skills."

The cosmonauts' journey to the International Space Station (ISS) ended less than two minutes after launch on Thursday, October 11, as the Soyuz MS-10's propelling rocket Soyuz-FG failed due to a booster failure, forcing the crew to perform emergency landing in Kazakh steppe.

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Roscosmos cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin discussed the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft emergency landing in an interview with RT in Moscow on Tuesday.

"I and Nick [Hague, NASA astronaut] are in a good condition after the landing. We have underwent several medical examinations," Ovchinin said, adding that the cosmonauts are ready for a new mission once reason for the rocket booster failure has been established.

During the emergency landing the cosmonaut were subjected to extreme levels of gravitational force, and Ovchinin praised their training to overcome the situation.

"It's possible to stand it. During our training and medical examinations we do standard exercises with eight units extreme g-force," he said.

Despite saying he is ready for another mission, the cosmonaut said it will be harder for his family to let him continue.

"It will be more difficult for my family to let me fly again after this situation, as they are scared. But on the other hand, they are confident in our space systems and our skills."

The cosmonauts' journey to the International Space Station (ISS) ended less than two minutes after launch on Thursday, October 11, as the Soyuz MS-10's propelling rocket Soyuz-FG failed due to a booster failure, forcing the crew to perform emergency landing in Kazakh steppe.

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