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NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonaut make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure

The last one returned to Earth on October 4, carrying NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, and cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, after their 197-day mission in space.

The duo blasted off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft.

Thursday's incident was the first launch mishap for a Russian Soyuz booster since an on-pad abort in August 1983, CBS reported. He added that Russian Federation will fully share all relevant information with the U.S.

A group photo taken of the full International Space Station crew shortly before three astronauts left earlier this month.

The space agency later tweeted that search and rescue teams were headed to site where the astronauts were expected to land. Hague and Ovchinin are out of the capsule and are reported to be in good condition.

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NASA said the pair would be flown back to Russia's Star City cosmonaut center, outside Moscow, for further examination and debriefing.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who has been visiting Russian Federation and Kazakhstan in conjunction with today's launch, said he was "grateful that everyone is safe".

The Soyuz began an immediate "ballistic" reentry at that time, and landed on Earth 20 kilometres outside of Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan less than an hour after launch. "A state commission has been established to investigate the causes" of the failure, he added.

"The boosters on a second-stage launching vehicle switched off", sources at the Baikonur Cosmodrome told the Interfax news agency.

Search and recovery teams had been predeployed to areas beneath the possible flight path. Helicopters were able to reach Haig and Ovchinin fairly quickly and extract them from the capsule. "The ISS crew members now in-orbit have been notified of the launch contingency". But the landing engines and parachute system are said to have done their job as normal, getting them back alive to Earth.


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