But he noted that it was necessary to consider alternative ways of sending people into space.
Brydenstein, who oversaw the disaster from Baikonur, declared “confidence” in continuing the US-Russian cooperation for launching people into space. The next launch of the crew on the ISS is scheduled for December 20, 2018.
I am fully confident that we will fly again on the Soyuz rocket. I have no reason not to believe that everything will go according to schedule.
Together we can do more in space than we do one by one.
Brydenstein added that what happened with the Soyuz also shows that the space industry needs alternative routes for launches to the ISS. According to him, he discussed this issue with Vice President Mike Pence, but not with Donald Trump.
On October 11, a Soyuz crash occurred: both cosmonauts escaped and made an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. According to the preliminary version, the incident happened when the side accelerators of the rocket were separated from the central unit of the second stage.