In Today’s Deep Space Extra… NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were reported to be okay by NASA early Thursday after the Soyuz rocket launching them to the International Space Station (ISS) from Kazakhstan experienced a problem. The capsule with the two space explorers descended to Earth in Kazakhstan.
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Spaceflightnow.com (10/11): Russia’s launch of the Soyuz MS-10 with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin experienced a first stage issue that prompted a ballistic descent back to Earth. The liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan occurred on time at 4:40 a.m.., EDT, and the two men were to dock with the Space Station at 10:44 a.m., EDT. Russian led search and rescue teams were deployed and expected to reach the landing site within 90 minutes of the liftoff. At 5:20 a.m., EDT, NASA reported the capsule with the two men had returned to Earth in Kazakhstan and they were good condition. Spaceflightnow.com was providing new updates through its web site. NASA, www.nasa.gov/station and www.nasa.gov/live is offering updates as well.
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