'Concrete block on your chest': astronauts recount failed space launch

Russia may resume manned space flights on November 28: Interfax

Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

Signal failure might have occurred at the moment of separation of the first and second stages of the Soyuz-FG rocket, which triggered the safety system that aborted the launch, the Russian space corporation Roscosmos's executive director for manned programs, Sergey Krikalyov, said on the RT television channel on Tuesday.

The spacecraft was on its way to the International Space Station when the emergency lights flashed in the cabin just minutes into the flight.

"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".

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.

Russian Federation has temporarily suspended all manned space launches after two astronauts made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday due to the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS.

Ovchinin recalled being violently shaken from side by side as the crew cabin separated from the rocket, followed by a force seven times stronger then gravity as the cabin plunged through the atmosphere, followed by the shock of the parachutes yanking open. The crew landed safely in Kazakhstan's steppe.

"I am feeling well, so is my colleague, United States astronaut Nick Hague", Ovchinin said. He holds out a hand. His youngest wanted to know when he was going back to space.

He said he would rather be in orbit, getting ready for a spacewalk, but is grateful to be alive. "Sometimes you don't get a vote", Hague said. By that time, the Russian space agency expects that, they will be able to find the answers and resume the, now halted, space missions and launch schedules.

A Russian space agency official said on Friday that Russia still planned to go ahead as planned with its next manned flight to the ISS in December despite a rocket failure this week.

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