CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. | Next US astronaut on Russian rocket confident after mishaps

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 percent safe and it’s coincidental the last 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.

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