Watch NASA Discuss Today’s Astronaut Launch Failure at Noon ET

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NASA is holding a press briefing today at noon EDT (1600 GMT) to discuss the failure of today’s (Oct. 11) astronaut launch to the International Space Station.

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Liftoff itself went smoothly at about 4:47 a.m. EDT (0847 GMT), but a few minutes later the rocket experienced a serious anomaly in which the booster failed to separate. The Soyuz crew capsule and the two crewmembers inside ‘ NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin’ plummeted back to Earth in a ballistic re-entry but landed in good condition.

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Astronauts in good condition after emergency landing, NASA says

The astronauts were due to dock at the International Space Station, but the Soyuz booster suffered engine failure minutes after the launch.

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An American and a Russian astronaut made an’emergency landing Thursday after the Russian’rocket they were aboard malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station.

NASA said its astronaut Nick Hague and’Alexei Ovchinin, of the’Russian space agency Roscosmos, were in good condition and out of the capsule that carried them back to Earth.’

“I’m grateful that everyone is safe. A thorough investigation into the cause of the incident will be conducted,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.’

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Astronauts make emergency landing after Russian Soyuz launch experiences failure

A NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut had to make an emergency landing on Earth this morning after the Russian Soyuz rocket carrying them into orbit experienced a failure during launch. The two crew members ‘ astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin ‘ safely landed on the ground in Kazakhstan less than an hour after liftoff and are in ‘good condition,’ according to NASA.

The crew took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40AM ET. About six minutes after launch, Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos said that there was a problem with the booster during the flight. The failure prompted the crew to make a ballistic reentry when the Soyuz capsule enters Earth’s atmosphere at a steeper angle than normal. Rescue teams reached the landing site and transported the crew out of the Soyuz capsule. Hague and Ovchinin were then flown by helicopter to Jezkazgan.

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Rocket failure forces emergency landing for US and Russian astronauts

A normally reliable Soyuz FG rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff from Kazakhstan Thursday. The malfunction forced a Russian cosmonaut and his NASA crewmate to execute an emergency abort and a steep-but-safe return to Earth a few hundred miles from the launch site. Russian recovery crews reported the crew came through the ordeal in good shape.

Ovchinin and Hague blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 4:40 a.m. EDT (GMT-4; 2:40 p.m. local time), kicking off what was expected to be a four-orbit six-hour flight to the International Space Station. ‘

But two minutes and two seconds after liftoff, just a few seconds after the rocket’s four liquid-fueled strap-on boosters separated from the central core stage, something went wrong.

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Two astronauts just survived a ‘ballistic descent’ in a Russian rocket. Here’s everything we know.

On Thursday at 4:40 a.m. Eastern time, NASA’s Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin launched aboard the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The two men were set for a sixth-month stint on the International Space Station’Hague’s first’but a booster problem during launch forced them to make a rare emergency landing. About two minutes into the ascent, Russian ground control could be heard referring to a “failure of the booster.” At the time of posting, audio of the incident is still available via NASA’s livestream of the event:

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