As­tro­naut not wor­ried about Rus­sian rocket

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - WORLD NEWS -

cape Canaveral, Fla. — a U.s. as­tro­naut says she has no qualms about rid­ing a rus­sian rocket next month de­spite back-to-back mishaps.

Nasa as­tro­naut anne Mcclain said Fri­day that space­flight is never 100 per cent safe and it’s co­in­ci­den­tal the past two soyuz mis­sions to the in­ter­na­tional space sta­tion en­coun­tered trou­ble.

Last month, as­tro­nauts had to make an emer­gency land­ing fol­low­ing a failed launch. a month ear­lier, a space sta­tion air leak was traced to a hole mys­te­ri­ously drilled into a docked soyuz cap­sule. Mcclain is set to blast off dec. 3 on her first space­flight, with a rus­sian and cana­dian. she says her fam­ily is used to her risky work, given her army com­bat-fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. she says she wants to teach her young son and other chil­dren that sac­ri­fice is nec­es­sary for achiev­ing dreams.

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