Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

Astronauts make emergency landing after rocket malfunction

Nasa rookie astronaut Nick Hague and second-time flier Aleksey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency landed without injuries, the Interfax news agency reported.

They were to dock at the International Space Station six hours later, but the booster suffered engine failure minutes after the launch.

They are set to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, with both crew members live and talking to mission control.

A booster rocket carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian and a United States astronaut onboard headed for the worldwide space station failed in mid-air on Thursday, forcing the crew to make an emergency landing.

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"The crewmembers of Expedition 57 will continue work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the International Space Station, humanity's only permanently occupied microgravity laboratory", NASA officials said in a statement.

"Teams have been in contact with the crew".

The capsule went into "ballistic descent mode" after the problem occurred, she said. Search and rescue crews are heading to the landing site.

Today's flight is the first space mission for Hague, who joined NASA's astronaut corps in 2013.

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