Russia: Cosmonaut’s wife thanks rescuers for bringing guys back safe and sound

Cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin’s wife, Svetlana Ovchinina, thanked all the rescue teams, as well as the inventors of the capsule rescue system, for ensuring ‘our guys came back to the Earth safe and sound.’ She was speaking in an interview from Moscow’s Star City on Thursday. “There is no way any one can be prepared for this. Cosmonauts are prepared of course, but their wives just have to worry... Еще about them,” she said. Ovchinina will travel to meet her husband at Baikonur in Kazakhstan on Friday. Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague were forced to make an emergency landing following the failure of a booster on the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft shortly after launch. Their capsule is believed to have landed 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) away from the city of Zhezqazghan in central Kazakhstan. They were picked up by a search and rescue team and returned to Baikonur. They were originally scheduled to return to Earth in April 2019.

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