Evoking the accident of the Russian carrier-rocket Soyuz-FG which almost turned to tragedy, the media salute this Thursday the rescue of the crew, while the general manager of Roskosmos has highlighted the coolness of the cosmonauts and operators, which allowed "to avoid the worst." The press welcomes this Thursday the survival of the crew in the Russian Soyuz-FG launcher accident with the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft which took off from the Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS).
"The incredible rescue of the cosmonauts after the explosion of Soyuz", title Le Figaro.
"The Russian cosmonaut keeps his cool despite the failure of his rocket," says Europe 1.
"Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin has kept an imperial calm," says 7 out of 7.
"Miracle rescue for astronauts," says The Daily Mail.
The accident, which almost turned into drama, was commented by Roscosmos general manager Dmitry Rogozin.
"We welcome the actions of the crew who have kept their cool. I followed all the dialogues with the operators who also acted professionally while keeping their calm. The training of international crews allowed them to get by, "he told RT.
He found that thanks to the composure of the two cosmonauts, it was possible to "avoid the worst" and added that they "were doing well" and had "no injuries".
The Soyuz-FG launcher with the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft took off this Thursday at 11:40 Moscow time (10:40 am Paris time) from the No. 1 launch pad of the Baikonur cosmodrome bound for the International Space Station (ISS). ). Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague were onboard the Soyuz MS-10.
A Soyuz-FG failure occurred two minutes after take-off, triggering the crew evacuation system. The Soyuz MS-10 capsule landed not far from the Kazakh city of Jezkazgan.
According to sources close to the investigation, the accident was caused by a collision of an accelerator block of the first stage of the launcher with the second stage of the rocket.
This is the first accident of a Soyuz-FG launcher in 35 years.