Vice-President Mike Pence.
WASHINGTON, 23 Oct – the Unsuccessful launch of the “Union” became a reminder to US about the need to resume its own manned program, said on Tuesday Vice-President Mike Pence.
“It (the incident at the start) shocked me and was a reminder that we need to be able to poison in space American astronauts on American rockets from the United States,” said Pence, speaking at the University of national defense at a regular meeting of the space Council of the United States. The meeting is broadcast on the White house website. “I know that this day is rapidly approaching,” said Vice-President of the United States.
Referring to the head of NASA Jim Bridenstine Pence expressed “appreciation” for the fact that the astronaut Nick Hague, together with his Russian counterpart Alexei Gordeyev Ovchinnik returned safely to Earth, the Vice-President of the United States, meanwhile, found it difficult to correctly give the name of the Russian cosmonaut.