Russia: ‘I probably feel much worse than they do’ – Cosmonaut Ovchinin’s wife *AUDIO*

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Svetlana Ovchinina, Cosmonaut Aleksei Ovchinin’s wife, gave a brief phone interview from Russia’s Star City on Thursday, following the Soyuz MS-10 booster malfunction that forced her husband and Astronaut Nick Hague to make an emergency landing shortly after launch.

“I probably feel much worse than they do right now. I’m sure you understand. I’ve been on edge all morning, then I got completely overwhelmed,” she said.

“I have already received a call from the RKA Mission Control Center. They have already told me that everything is, that the rescue team had already arrived and nobody suffered any injuries. So, thank God everything turned out ok,” she added.

Their capsule is believed to have landed 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) away the village of Zhezqazghan in Kazakhstan. They have since been picked up by a search and rescue team and returned to Baikonur alive and well.

They were originally scheduled to return to Earth in April 2019.

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