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Russian Soyuz Rocket with Crew to Space Station Malfunctions minutes after launch!

Soyuz rocket with crew to ISS malfunctions minutes after launch, capsule returns in a ballistic descent mode

The US-Russian Expedition 57 crew launched toward the International Space Station inside Soyuz MS-10 rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 08:40 UTC on Thursday, October 11, 2018, was forced to make emergency landing several minutes after launch. According to their reports, they felt like they were already in weightlessness.
Shortly after launch, there was an issue with the booster, NASA said in a statement issued immediately after launch, adding the spacecraft separated from the booster and the team was in contact with the NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin as the capsule returns in a ballistic descent mode.
Search and rescue teams have been deployed to the landing site and the crew was found in good condition and transported to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia outside of Moscow.
Featured image credit: NASA

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