The US-Russian crew of a Soyuz spacecraft en route to the International Space Station was forced to make a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan today when their rocket failed in mid-air.
Fortunately, both the crew members Nick Hague and Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm, the US space agency, and Russia’s Roscosmos said.
UPDATE: The two-man crew of a #Soyuz rocket are alive after they were forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan following lift-off to the International Space Station
📸 Kirill Kudryavtsev pic.twitter.com/rjt5Q7y138
— AFP news agency (@AFP) October 11, 2018
NASA footage shows moment booster rocket fails shortly after launch, forcing two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia to make an emergency landing.
— ABC News (@ABC) October 11, 2018