Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid-air, crew forced to make emergency landing Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
Elijah Vega | 11 October, 2018, 12:58

Russian news agencies reported that the crew had safely made an emergency landing and were in radio contact and that rescuers were on the way to pick them up.

Russian and US space officials said that the crew is heading for an emergency landing in Kazakhstan at an unspecified time. The launch appeared to be normal until around first stage separation, when the crew reported a "failure" with the booster and feeling weightlessness.

Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, left and NASA astronaut Nick Hague walk to the van that carried them to their rocket at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on October 11, 2018.

A Soyuz rocket carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m.

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A subsequent statement said: "The Soyuz capsule has landed back on Earth carrying two crew members". Search and rescue crews were getting ready to reach the expected landing site.

A duo of astronauts from the USA and Russian Federation has blasted off for a mission on the International Space Station.

Ovchinin spent six months on the station in 2016. Following the launch, live coverage will resume near the end of their 6-hour voyage at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT), as the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft prepares to dock at the station's Poisk module.

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