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Malfunctioned rocket lands in Kazakhstan, Astronauts escape

Published : Thursday, 11 October, 2018 at 3:50 PM Count : 163

A capsule carrying the crew of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan, Russian media report.

Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague were on board but their lives "are not in danger," said Russian state TV.

The rocket was en route to the International Space Station (ISS), reports BBC.

The US space agency Nasa said there was an "issue with the booster".

The crew were returning to Earth in "a ballistic descent mode", according to Nasa.


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