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There (almost) and back again: Crew of aborted Soyuz mission reassigned

6 Dec 2018, 11:00 UTC
There (almost) and back again: Crew of aborted Soyuz mission reassigned
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NASA astronaut Nick Hague, left, and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin, right, will fly to space again after their aborted Soyuz MS-10 mission in October 2018. The will join NASA astronaut Christina Koch as part of the crew of Soyuz MS-12 in late February 2018. Photo Credit: NASA
NASA has announced that Nick Hague will join Aleksey Ovchinin again for a launch on Feb 28, 2019, after their mission was aborted in October from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
NASA Astronaut Christina Hammock Kock will join the crew on a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. The trio is expected to launch to the outpost in a Russian Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft and be part of the outpost’s Expedition 59/60 crew before returning to Earth in October 2019.
According to NASA, Hague and Kock will serve as flight engineers during Expedition 59 and 60. Ovchinin will serve as a flight engineer on Expedition 59 and commander of Expedition 60.
During their mission, the crew will participate in 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations which is not possible to duplicate on Earth to increase the knowledge of the planet in space, physical, and biological sciences, NASA said. Experiments conducted on ...

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