'That was a short flight': crew of failed rocket keeps cool
10/11/2018 11:14 PM EST
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Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin retained an enviable sang-froid Thursday as he realised while travelling at thousands of miles an hour that his spacecraft would have to make an emergency landing.
"An accident with the booster, 2 minutes, 45 seconds. That was a quick flight," he said in a calm voice in a streamed video of the incident.
Ovchinin - US - Nick - Hague - Soyuz
Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague had blasted off on a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
But around two minutes into the voyage, as the rocket was tearing through space at...
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