15 Oct 2018 10:05

NASA grateful to Russia for safe return of faulty Soyuz MS-10's crew

MOSCOW. Oct 15 (Interfax) - NASA has thanked Russia for the safe return of the faulty Soyuz MS-10's crew.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Interfax that astronaut Nick Hague was disappointed with the failed launch.

"He's been training for five years. This was his first trip to the International Space Station, so I am confident that he is disappointed," Bridenstine said.

Nevertheless, NASA is glad that the crew is safe.

"I will also say that we are thrilled that he is safe, we are thrilled that even though it was a launch failure, all of the safety systems worked, and from what we know so far, his communications, the crew's efforts were heroic, they both came home safely and for that we're extremely grateful," Bridenstine said.