Russia may suspend unmanned launches of Soyuz rockets in 2018

Russia may suspend unmanned launches of Soyuz rockets in 2018

MOSCOW - Reuters
Russia may suspend unmanned launches of Soyuz rockets in 2018

Russia may suspend all unmanned launches of its Soyuz rockets this year, Interfax news agency quoted an unnamed source as saying on Oct. 11.

The two-man U.S.-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan on Thursday when their rocket failed in mid-air.

Russia's Investigative Committee said it had opened a criminal investigation into the matter.

Soyuz, Russia, space program