MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday presented an esteemed state grant for mental fortitude on Nick Hague, the U.S. space explorer who endure a messed up space dispatch a year ago.
A Russian Soyuz rocket headed for the International Space Station broke down two minutes after liftoff on Oct. 11, 2018, constraining its two-man group of Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin to make a crisis arrival.
They landed solid in the Kazakh steppe in the wake of diving 31 miles (50 km) in a container with parachutes easing back their plummet.
Very nearly a year after the mishap, Putin granted Hague the Order of Courage, as indicated by an announcement distributed on an administration gateway, noticing the demonstrable skill he had appeared during the rocket disappointment.
It was not promptly certain whether or when Hague would get his honor at a function.
Russian agents have said the rocket disappointment was brought about by a sensor that was harmed during get together at the Soviet-period cosmodrome at Baikonur.
Hague a week ago came back to Earth having effectively made it to the International Space Station in a recurrent dispatch in March this year.