Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing

US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after being forced back down to Earth

A Russian-American space crew was forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent years.

The launch began as a routine affair. Missions bound for the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted every few months for the past 20 years. But 119 seconds into T hursday’s flight, mission controllers on the Nasa broadcast began to speak of a failure.

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Source: theguardian
Rocket failure forces astronauts to make emergency landing