As a result of accident of the carrier rocket “Soyuz”, the astronauts currently on the International space station may be stuck there for a long time.
Such assumption was voiced by a former station commander astronaut Chris Hadfiled, RIA Novosti reported.
“If the cause of the accident will find quickly, it is quite possible that the new Soyuz will travel to the ISS closer to December, when the crew of the MS-09 was supposed to leave the station. On the other hand, the rocket rarely occur is simple error, and crew members need to be prepared for the fact that they will spend aboard the ISS for months,” said ADFD.
He also compared the astronauts on the station with the characters from the adventure novels that were stranded on a desert island after a shipwreck. There is a chance for recovery exists, but when he will appear is unknown.
Now create two new private spacecraft developed SpaceX and Boeing. None of them will be ready for launch in the near future,
says the former commander of the ISS.
He added that the flight can use the broken “Union”, but that would have disadvantages. In particular, damage to the hull of the service module of a Soyuz can cause some problems during its return to Earth.
The astronaut assured that food supply and the air crew should be enough for a long time, so their lives while not in danger.
We will remind, in the morning of 11 October, a Soyuz rocket with two cosmonauts on Board crashed during startup. Both astronauts alive, they made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan.
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