“Roscosmos” called the incident in the spring of depressurization of the Union of random and unlikely
Manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02”, which in April 2017 was back from the ISS, the three crew members depressurized shortly before landing.
This became known only now, after the statement of Thomas p. Stafford, Chairman of the Advisory Council of NASA, SpaceNews reports. After the spread of the news of her officially commented the representatives of “Roscosmos”.
Recently, NASA funded its own program of manned space flight, whereby the Agency plans to reduce the cost of transporting astronauts on the Russian Soyuz. Despite the fact that both companies are participating in the program (Boeing and SpaceX), is not yet ready for manned flights, NASA have said that they did not plan to contract with “Roscosmos” to transport astronauts after 2018.
The carrier rocket “Soyuz-FG” with manned spacecraft “Soyuz MS-02” was successfully launched from Baikonur cosmodrome on 19 October 2016. He was docked to the ISS for nearly six months, and 10 April 2017 on the ship returned to Earth members 49/50 long-term crew of the International space station commander Sergei Ryzhikov (Roscosmos) and flight engineers Andrey Borisenko (Roscosmos) and Robert Shane Kimbrough (NASA).