Roscosmos twits first pic of Soyuz crash survivors
Earlier, the head of Roscosmos (the Russian space agency), Dmitry Rogozin, wrote on Twitter that the national commission would look into the causes of the emergency landing.
Roscosmos has posted the first photos of the Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague. They are in Zhezkazgan undergoing a medical examination. In the photo, the Roscosmos head, Dmitry Rogozin, is talking to them. It was he who decided to transport the astronauts to Baikonur, Roscosmos stated in the tweet.
Earlier, Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter that the state commission would investigate the causes of the accident. “It has already started. They are studying the telemetry at the moment,” Rogozin wrote. Roscosmos commission will check the Samara-based Progress Rocket Space Centre that made the Soyuz-FG.
The crew was supposed to go to the International Space Station. They were going to spend 187 days in orbit. The Russian program had 56 experiments planned. In mid-November, Ovchinin and Sergei Prokopiev were to go into outer space to determine why a hole had appeared in Soyuz MS-09 causing an air leak on the ISS.
#СоюзМС10: космонавт Роскосмоса Алексей Овчинин и астронавт @NASA Ник Хейг сейчас находятся в Жезказгане и проходят обследование перед вылетом.— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) 11 октября 2018 г.
Генеральный директор Роскосмоса Дмитрий Рогозин (@Rogozin) принял решение о транспортировке космонавтов на Байконур. pic.twitter.com/b1IzKZZI8O
#SoyuzMS10: Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and @NASA astronaut Nick Hague are now in Zhezkazgan and are being examined before the flight.
Roscosmos Director General, Dmitry Rogozin (@Rogozin) has decided to transport the astronauts to Baikonur.