Astronauts in ‘Good Condition’ After Emergency Landing
NASA reports that a two-man crew is in "good condition" after an aborted launch and an emergency landing this morning in Kazakhstan.
The launch was halted following a booster failure.
NASA says the "capsule returned to Earth via a ballistic descent, which is a sharper angle of landing compared to normal."
Search and recovery teams found the crew in "good condition" then returned the crew to Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan via helicopter.
Astronaut Nick Hague of NASA and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos were both aboard the Russian Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft which launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, this morning at 4:40 a.m. EDT.
Hague and Ovchinin were set for a six-hour ride to the International Space Station where they would have joined three others already stationed there to form a five-person crew. An investigation into the cause of the booster failure is ongoing.