Russia confers Order of Courage on US astronaut Nick Hague in failed launch

रूस ने अमेरिकी अंतरिक्ष यात्री निक हेग को 'ऑर्डर ऑफ करेज' से सम्मानित किया

Points to Remember:

  • Russia has decorated NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived an aborted space launch last year, with one of its highest honours, the Order of Courage, a Kremlin decree said.
  • Hague and Alexey Ovchinin survived after being forced to eject and make an emergency landing as the Soyuz rocket had failed minutes after blast-off in Kazakhstan last year.
  • It was the first such accident in Russia’s post-Soviet history.
  • The Order of Courage is one of Russia’s top state awards and is often given posthumously.
  • Space exploration is one of the few areas in which cooperation between Russia and the United States has not been undermined by tensions over Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere.

About Russia:

  • Capital: Moscow
  • President: Vladimir Putin
  • Prime Minister: Dmitry Medvedev
  • Currency: Russian ruble
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Recently, which astronaut has been awarded with one of Russia’s highest honours ‘the Order of Courage’? Nick Hague
  2. Which nation has decorated NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived an aborted space launch last year, with one of its highest honours, the Order of Courage? Russia

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