The flight of Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and NASA astronaut Nick Hague to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled for next spring, Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin said.
"We are back to Zvyozdny gorodok. The guys will fly. We’re planning their flight for next spring," Rogozin wrote on Twitter.
Мы вернулись в Звёздный. Ребята обязательно полетят. Планируем их полёт на весну следующего года. pic.twitter.com/vmEu86Sntd— Дмитрий Рогозин (@Rogozin) 12 октября 2018 г.
NASA Administrator Jim Brindenstine and European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Jan Woerner offered their assistance in the investigation immediately after the Soyuz booster failure, Sergei Krikalev, the executive director of manned space programs at the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos, said.
Roscosmos has launched an inquiry into the accident.
A source at the Baikonur space center told Sputnik on Thursday that all Russian manned launches had been suspended after the Soyuz accident.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov expressed hope that NASA would treat the situation with understanding.