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

A Soyuz rocket takes off from Baikonur Cosmodrome.


Sergei Savostyanov/TASS via Techhnews

A NASA astronaut and Russian cosmonaut made an emergency landing Thursday morning after a Soyuz rocket carrying them to the International Space Station failed mid-air.

The Soyuz MS-10 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:40 a.m. PT, but an issue with the booster forced NASA’s Nick Hague and Russia’s Aleksey Ovchinin to return to earth.

“Teams have confirmed the spacecraft separated from the booster and are in contact with the crew as the capsule returns in a ballistic decent mode,” NASA reported.


Now playing:
Watch this:

Remote-controlled robots could soon explore space



3:15

Source link


Leave a Reply

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our monthly newsletter and never miss out on new stories and promotions.
Techhnews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at newsletter@techhnews.com. We will treat your information with respect.

%d bloggers like this: